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Old 03-30-2014, 04:02 PM   #11
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Oh wow, 1000 capsules will last for a century
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
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Yeah, they end up costing a fraction if a cent, even if you factor in the cost of a bottle of osmocote
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Also if you can, move the Swords away from the walls. They need room to grow. Your rocks may be too big to hold the ferts in the substrate. You might need to add sand or some finer gravel. Planted tanks usually need about 3" of substrate. I do at least 2-2.5". Having root tab ferts leak into the water column can cause an algae bloom, so you want those nutrients to stay with the roots.


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Well, actually I can't buy any gravel or substrate as I am short on money
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So what do I do now, is it just going to die of?
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So what do I do now, is it just going to die of?

No not necessarily.
Sand ? You can buy Play Sand or Pool Filter Sand for cheap. I got Black Diamond Blasting Sand free from a club member.

Gravel ? Check for a Rock Yard. Much cheaper or look at Hardware stores. Just rinse sand or gravel really well.

Root tabs you can make your own or buy DIY from here or from other hobbyists on The Planted Tank sales forum ( free to join ).

For now don't gravel vac, or at least not near the plants.


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