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I need advise about Osmocote fert.

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by vinniemabuna, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. vinniemabuna

    vinniemabuna Junior Poster

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    Hi, this is my first post on this site wow alot of info great site! This is about Osmocote , I have the indoor-outdoor osmocote. I read about putting a few pellets in 1/2 of an ice cube tray and freezing them and then putting them down deep into the substate. Is this pretty safe for the fish- tank if in the future the half used pellets come to the surface after a plant is pulled out of the substate ? PS how well does osmocote work compared to other ferts for the gravel ?
     
  2. nipat

    nipat Guru Class Expert

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    Yes it's absolutely safe and it happened all the time in my previous tank with several Cory/Otto cats and shrimps feeding at the bottom.
    The only event it can be harmful that I can think of is if the amount is too much, NH4 may be too high.

    I'm not sure about this. I've not seen obvious difference in any fert tabs. May be because
    there is enough in water column.
     
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  3. barbarossa4122

    barbarossa4122 Guru Class Expert

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    Same here. I see some yellow Osmocote Plus pellets on top of the gravel all the time. I just push them back in the gravel, no big deal. I been dosing Osmocote for 8 months now with no problems. Btw, you can use "00" size gel caps from Ebay(real cheap).
     
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