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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-05-2016, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question Plant substrate vs. root tabs

I have a planted tank with inadequate root fertilization and I need a quick (and good) resolution. I cant decide if I should put pockets of Eco-complete under my existing sand or if I should use root tabs.

So, what are the pros and cons of each? What do You prefer?
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Root tabs made from osmocote pellet's and then freeze em with some water in ice cube tray would be my choice.
Most of the commercial root tab's are largely iron and lacking in very much of the macro nutrient's the plant's need.
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eco complete is useless

just bury some osmocote + capsules in the sand. One every ~6 inches should do the trick

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