root tabs

Discussion in 'Aquarium Fert Dosing' started by nickmcmechan, 11 Apr 2009.

  1. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Member

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    I often use root tabs for my mass of crypts, swords and stem plants

    however, the ferka ones that AE sell are out of stock and will be for a while - any suggestions on cost effective ones for regular use

    (i already have jbl balls and tpn+ tabs in the substrate, this is really for regular micros and Fe)
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    the TPN+ capsules will provide everything the plants need.
     
  3. Dave Spencer

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    Do you dose the water column at all? I ask because there may be enough ferts available to your plants for you to not yo have to use root tabs.

    Dave.
     
  4. nickmcmechan

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    thanks, the TPN+ ones are pricy though...ouch! I had them figured for slow release ferts and the ferka for quick snack? Maybe over kill I guess?
     
  5. nickmcmechan

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    yep, using TPN+ in the water column

    interesting, i tested nitrate before my water change yesyerday and measure ~80ppm, whereas before, on the same dosing regime, I measured 120ppm...this is in line with the increase in plant growth
     
  6. Dave Spencer

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    Provided you keep the water column fertilised (and TPN+ is well regarded for this), you shouldn`t need to mess around with root tabs. Having said that, I think some find TPN+ a little light on P, but I can`t speak from experience on this.

    Dave.
     

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