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Root Tab Overdose?

This may be a dumb question but is it possible to "overdose" on root tabs? I'm using API root tabs in my recently set up Aqueon Evolve 8, with a total of 6 tabs along the mid-rear portion of tank.

I'd like to break up the remaining few tabs into small pieces and use them at the bases of individual plants, but was wondering if this may be too much at one time and potentially cause an algae bloom?

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I think that would be too much, especially breaking them apart. The more surface that is exposed to the water the faster the nutrients are released.
In that small a tank most of the roots are likely to be all over, anyway, so I would apply perhaps 3-4 tablets in a line down the middle. The plants at the back will have roots spreading into the middle area. The smaller plants at the front might not have roots that wide spread, so you might dose one or two more near the front. Total of only 6 or so in the whole tank. Do not break up any of them.
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ODing on root tabs shouldn't have issues for plants, but yea.. you might have an algae bloom due to it.

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