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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-25-2014, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings and a Question

Good day/night to everyone!

Just wanted to ask a quick question about Seachem Root tabs and cycling.

I'm at the mid - end of my fishless cycle (Pre large PWC) and I was wondering if I can put Seachem Root tabs in and my plants at this time.

I just wanted to check and make sure not to disrupt the cycle by messing up the water chemistry by putting in those root tabs.

FYI, I don't have any substrate, just fine gravel (decided to go with planted tank after purchasing gravel and starting cycle).

Thank you! The name is Earon and I'm excited to be a part of this community!

My current setup is:

10 g Leader Tank
Aqueon Glass Top
Finnex Fugeray Planted+ and a seperare multicolor LED light strip w/ remote control.
Pressurized C02 w/ solenoid, 24oz tank, check valve + bubble counter, diffuser and hanging drop check (coming in mail next week).
Needle Syringe for my ferts which are Florish, Florish Excel and Seachem Root Tabs.
Fine Black Gravel

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Won't hurt the cycle but only use the Planted+ till the CO2 is fully working.
This person has at least two kinds of liquid ferts that are complete ferts.
Ask him about liquid NPK.

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Welcome Earon:

First off let me say gravel is a type of substrate

Second the link Raymond provided in reguards to ferts is going to be more cost effective in the long run that the commerical products you have.

Here's a link about ferts for you to consider;
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Yes, you can certainly use Root Tabs and other ferts now.

MY TANK: Planted 10g; 2 x 10W CFL; Fluval U2 internal filter; MGOCPM/black sand cap

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Awesome! Thanks everyone! As far as the C02 goes, I will break in the C02 and make sure everything is working (diffuser, bubble counter, check valve etc). I will then hold off on the C02 till my cycle is complete and stable for about a week (personal preference / goal).

Just completed my 10g tank last night! I'll post a pic in the proper subject / thread room
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