Originally Posted by Pete w
How do you mix he ingredients for the DIY tabs. Is the miracle grow liquid?
And how often do you put them in the tank and where just under plants or every so many inches.
In the picture I posted earlier in this thread is the particular type of miracle grow and osmocote that I used as well as the mixed batch and filled capsules in a different container. They are both the small round balls that will fit in the capsules very well. Just mix them together in a bowl and then fill the capsules
As for how much to use, I've just been experimenting. I would add capsules in differently depending on the substrate you have. For example in my 55g tank I put quite a few of them all over my tank because I noticed they have a range of about 3 inches. The substrate I have in that tank is black diamond blasting sand and nothing circulates very well in it.
However in my 10g with fluorite substrate I can get away with using fewer of them because the fert will disperse more. I'm having issues with that tank currently so I can't say just how big the range of the capsules is.
In any case use them sparingly until the tank adjusts because they can throw a fair amount of ammonia into the water.
I have no idea exactly how long they will last but I would imagine they will last about 3 months.