Originally Posted by toaduck
How many and at what rate per inched per say do you put root tabs in. I use the diy osmicote plus capsules
Also are there any carpeting plants that would be particularly better in sand. Gosh I'd love to do hc, but I'm afraid of how it'd do in the sand.
With the tabs, I normally put in one or two, just break them into 4 pieces, and stick them in my substrate about 2-3 inches away from my root feeders.
I also used Osmocote Plus in the past, and it works pretty well. Doesn't seem to last as long as is says. I would suggest using less fertilizer at the start, and build up to using more over time. Makes it easier to identify nutrient deficiencies that way, too. They'll tell you what they need.
I am also dosing FlorinMulti roughly 2-3 ml once a week. I love it.
For the carpet, dwarf Sag, and Baby Tears both work pretty well with good lighting.