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  1. Default Osmocote Root Tabs for Amazon Sword


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    Hello Everyone,

    Recently bought a small Amazon sword and put it n my tank, I read that they grow better with root tabs so I was looking at Osmocote which seems to be really cost effective:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Osmocote-Fer...-/181243120007

    Anyone have any experience with the above? Can buy like 75 for half the cost of API/Fluorite and was wondering if anyone could offer advice.

    Also, for the root tabs do I just put them under the Amazon sword? How many tabs should I use?

    Thanks

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    1 tab around the plant every month or 2. With those its kinda hard to tell how often its kinda as you think it needs it.
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    okay great, when you say 'around' you mean buried close to right? Should I just bury it right under the plant?

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    I use root tabs but not that brand - usually the package tells you how to place them in the tank and how often.

    Mine say to put them within 6 in of the plant every 3 mos - not directly under the plant. You bury them under the substrate - I scatter mine around the tank in proximity to the plants - just push them under the gravel.
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    Around 6 inches is the standard. I wouldnt bury them too close as you can damage the root system. Its to note that this are diy tabs, also bury them good so peices of the caps dont float up.

    On the other hand if you find your self wanting a higher quality tab for cheap, get some dry ferts and natural clay. Makes the best tabs imo, ive used both with same or better results than seachem
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    Around 6 inches is the standard. I wouldnt bury them too close as you can damage the root system. Its to note that this are diy tabs, also bury them good so peices of the caps dont float up.

    On the other hand if you find your self wanting a higher quality tab for cheap, get some dry ferts and natural clay. Makes the best tabs imo, ive used both with same or better results than seachem

    +1. I agree but I use Osmocote+ now cheaper.

    Jeff

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    I use osmocote tablets as well. Works well and cost effective. For amazons swords, root tabs are very important, they are heavy root feeders. My tanks are heavily planted, so I tend to evenly spread the tablets out every 5" or so. Probably add in more every month or so. Think the longer people stay in the hobby, the more ways we find ways to do it cheaper.

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