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gm72
03-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Having trouble finding good root tabs in larger quantities other than the standard 10 or 20 packs. I'd rather try to save some money and buy more at a time. Any recommendations?

smaug
03-30-2011, 12:28 AM
Pond supplies at that fish place will have the plant tabs by seachem in larger amounts at a better price. For that matter,any fert tabs meant for pond lilys would do great. Just make sure it doesn't have some crazy amount of phosphate.

MCHRKiller
03-30-2011, 12:31 AM
RootMedic.net is a great resource for substrate ferts at a good price.

Lady Hobbs
03-30-2011, 12:36 AM
How about 75 of them for $11. Heard they were good just like their substrate is here.

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Aquari...ION_p/fert.htm (http://www.aquariumplants.com/AquariumPlants_com_s_own_SUBSTRATE_VITALIZATION_p/fert.htm)

geowashlaw
03-30-2011, 12:38 AM
How about 75 of them for $11.

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Aquari...ION_p/fert.htm (http://www.aquariumplants.com/AquariumPlants_com_s_own_SUBSTRATE_VITALIZATION_p/fert.htm)

I just bought two bottles of these and put them in my substrate two days ago ... I'll let you all know how they work out!

DrNic
03-30-2011, 02:16 AM
I've also heard really good things about the Aquariumplants.com root tabs. They are a LOT cheaper than others on the market and I don't know anyone who's tried them an not liked them. I know a lot of people use their standard tabs along with the Trace tabs.

dbosman
03-30-2011, 03:32 AM
Jobes Spikes for Ferns and Palms 16-2-6
30 for $2.29, which you break into three pieces each. 90 tabs for $2.29.

Lady Hobbs
03-30-2011, 06:40 AM
Jobes contain phosphates. Not all of us want to add phosphates to our tanks.

gm72
03-30-2011, 10:45 AM
How about 75 of them for $11. Heard they were good just like their substrate is here.

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Aquari...ION_p/fert.htm (http://www.aquariumplants.com/AquariumPlants_com_s_own_SUBSTRATE_VITALIZATION_p/fert.htm)

I don't like that they have phosphates in them, makes me worry about excessive algae. Anyone else here with personal experience with them?

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Yup, I've used the aquariumplants.com root tabs. If you get the properly buried in the substrate, the phosphates don't leech in to the water column. Your plants require phosphates anyway so you won't find many root tabs or general ferts that don't have them. I really liked the aquariumplants.com root tabs when I used them, and I had no trouble with them at all.

mommy1
03-30-2011, 11:17 AM
i've used aquariumplants.com root tabs for quite a while now and never have any algae issues in my tank, and the plants have always grown well. i recommend them often.

Lady Hobbs
03-30-2011, 03:00 PM
I don't like that they have phosphates in them, makes me worry about excessive algae. Anyone else here with personal experience with them?

TOTAL SUBSTRATE PELLETSTotal Pellets provide all essential macro and micronutrients for luxuriant Aquarium Plant Growth. Iron and other essential micronutrients are chelated to assure effective uptake by plants. (Total Pellets do not contribute to Phosphate levels.)


Me neither but I would use these with no problem. I use Flourish but now for the 4th time after dosing with it, am now doing the BBA thing again. I will be ordering these just to keep the ferts out of the water column.

geowashlaw
03-30-2011, 03:09 PM
I don't like that they have phosphates in them, makes me worry about excessive algae. Anyone else here with personal experience with them?

They have them with or without phosphates. I order the ones with because I'm growing a lot of swords and they need more phosphates.

geowashlaw
03-30-2011, 03:14 PM
they have an relatively inexpensive but very effective root tab applicator too... It makes the job way easier!

gm72
03-30-2011, 09:36 PM
Ahhh I see, I missed the without phosphates version.