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DIY Root Tabs

Discussion in 'Planted Aquarium Journals' started by AQUA_LOVER_58, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. AQUA_LOVER_58

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    do you guys use diy root tabs. Im using OScomote plus in geltin pills.

     
  2. Byron

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    There are some members who use Oscomote, or did anyway, but it is not recommended. First, this product is aimed at terrestrial plants, not aquatic, and the nitrates and phosphorus is higher than necessary, which frequently cause algae problems and obviously high nitrates. And as nitrate is detrimental to fish, keeping nitrates as low as possible is advisable.

    The Seachem's Flourish Tabs are what I have used for the past 8+ years. They do not have these detriments, plus they do not get into the water column at all, so even better at algae control and fish health.
     
  3. NickAu

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    My hate for any sort of un necessary chemicals in a fish tank is well known.

    For low tech plants like Crypts all you need is fish poop and anything that settles on th bottom like the odd dead plant leaf, I never vacuum the substrate I have Malaysian trumpet snails and my plants are growing like nuts, My Crypts are starting to take over my 2 foot tank.

    Please note this works in my tank
     

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