Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cartersville, GA
Y'all pardon me for busting in here, but I wanted to tell you about making my own root ferts. I don't use osmocote. I've been using Lowe's brand, extended release plant food in both 12-2-13 and 16-3-14. I got size 0 gel caps off of eBay and "The Capsule Machine" from Amazon. I've recently started trying a Lilly Miller "multicote" 18-6-12, that my dwarf sags apparently love as they've exploded with runners all over my 75. I've yet to see a shell...
I think I have about $15 in the caps and machine, but I only paid about $4 a bottle for the ferts.
The caps are a lot more convenient than fertsicles, but fertsicles are cheaper, at least in the short run.