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Old 07-07-2022, 01:23 AM   #1
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Pebble substrate and root tabs

Hello, I was wondering if root tabs can be used in pebble substrate? Thank you

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Old 07-07-2022, 03:00 AM   #2
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What type of root tabs are you thinking about and how deep is the substrate (or the depth of the tab)

I would definitely suggest not using a root tab that is a gel capsule type in a relatively shallow pebble substrate. It’s highly likely that the contents will just disperse into the water column once the gel capsule melts
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The substrate is 2 inches deep. I hadn't had any in mind but was hoping to find some type of fertilizer I could use if I decided to add amazon swords(would only do if it's possible)
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That’s going to be a tough one. Amazon sword is a heavy root feeder, not best suited to a gravel substrate, but anything is possible

if you’re going to go for it, I would lean towards using a puck style tab like flourish tabs over a gel capsule type and make sure they’re buried as deep as you can to prevent leaching.
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