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Old 04-21-2017, 01:01 AM   #1
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Algae wafers as plant food

I recently went into my LFS for some new plants since my setup was severely lacking them and I missed the beautiful natural look.

Anyways, while I was there one of the workers there told me that to feed plants easily just take an algae water and bury it deep in the substrate near the plant roots. I was blown away. Something so easy to feed my plants?

So I am wondering, is this a good economical way to feed live freshwater plants? I tried it in my tank with my plants and they've stayed as nice as they were when I first got them a week ago.

I'm interested to hear your inputs!
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IMHO would have little value other than ammonia produced by decay.
Can buy empty gel caps on amazon and make your own root tabs with osmocote +.
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