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Frozen mud balls, any experience?

I was using only PFS, then I converted 2 of my tanks to MTS capped with PFS. I'm now about to set up a 55 gallon and am going with just PFS. The dirt is way to messy and I moved things around more than I anticipated I would. I am thinking about making mud balls with some of the MTS and adding some clay to them, freezing them and using those in the areas where I have heavy root feeders. I haven't used this method before, but I have heard of frozen mud balls and I thought the addition of the clay would keep it together in the water. Am I living in a dream world thinking this will actually work?
Also, I have some dolomite and potash left over from the previous conversions, are those things that I should only have in the dirt or is there a benefit to adding them in capsules under the sand near roots?
Other than the standard root tabs or osmocote tabs, any suggestions?
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