Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Same thing. Both only have a good abiity to absorb nutrients from water when it's abundant in it. Then when the level of nutrients are low in the water, the substrate leaches those nutrients back into the water.
Osmocote+ are the only root tabs (that I'm aware of)which have complete
Macro/Micro ferts. Where as all plants CAN take nutrients from both roots and the water column, plants whose roots are not in the sub, like Anubias or Java Fern which are attatched to wood/rocks are unable to benefit from root tabs in the sub because their roots are not in the sub.
USING ANY SOIL SUB PRODUCES THOSE SAME RESULTS for plants with their roots in water instead of in the sub. And there are lots of people on here who have rooted type plants like Swords and Crypts who have inert subs like gravel or sand who only use
water column ferts and their plants do just fine.
Flourite(Sea Chem) and Flora Max have an irregular shape to the grains and are less prone to slide on you when compared to Eco Complete.
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
Last edited by Raymond S.; 04-28-2014 at 05:44 AM.
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