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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2016, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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O+ tabs reaction time

Putting in some 00 cap osmocote+ tabs and wondering how long it takes for them to brake open and become usable for the plants? It's in a hi tech tank so hoping the impact is obvious.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well I put them in about 36 hours ago. Tossed one in a cup of water to see what happens and it's just gotten very very soft and slimy. Are the caps supposed to disintegrate?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 04:02 PM
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Yes, the gel cap will dissolve then the Osmocote will begin dissolving slowly. I put some in about a month ago and I believe I am starting to see the benefits now. My plants are really starting to get good roots.
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The caps do dissolve. They are usually food grade, regular pill caps. So they should dissolve just like medicine you take. A couple days at most.

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