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Root Tabs and Eco-Complete

Do I need Root Tabs if I'm using Eco-Complete this is a brandy new setup. The bags where dump in and the water added so at this point do I need to add Root Tads or will I need to do so ever.

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I use them with my Eco-Complete. I also use water column ferts once a week in that tank and everything is doing really well. It does seem to be an awesome growing medium if you can get the plants to stay put!
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Eco complete holds and delivers nutrients to plant roots, but does not have any fertilizers of it's of own. Adding root tabs would be a good idea, you can just push them into the gravel.
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I use them guess we'll see what happens. I'm sure all the help you can give it would be good.
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Well root tabs it is.

I have about 2" of substrate the more I look at the tank I think I should put and other bag in. I have it what the heck.

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Well root tabs it is.

I have about 2" of substrate the more I look at the tank I think I should put and other bag in. I have it what the heck.
Add the other bag. You'll be happier with a deeper bed.
+1 on the root tabs.


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Yep I've come to the conclusion it needs it.

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For Root Tabs, Do I need to cut it in half then pushed thru substrate and soil or just use the whole thing? I'm planning to do this in the morning.
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Use the whole thing.


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Ok the tabs went in and they fell apart on the way to the bottom is that normal?

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Ok the tabs went in and they fell apart on the way to the bottom is that normal?
What type of tabs are you using. Mine never falls apart.


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What type of tabs are you using. Mine never falls apart.
API Root-Tabs

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over a year ago, I set up a 5 gal tank. Before I poured out the eco complete I place more generous amount of rootabs in the aqurium bottom.
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I talk to a friend of mine earlier and he recommend dropping the hole pack in the tank unopened and pop them out one by one he's had this happen before but now uses other stuff and is a dirt man

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This is what I use.
Never had a problem with them disintegrating.


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