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Osmocote planting mix.

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by 1077, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. 1077

    1077 Guru Class Expert

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    Wondering if anyone has tried this in planted aquarium as base layer capped with other material?
    Saw it in hardware store yesterday while searching for aquarium sealant and have not seen it before.
     
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    Idk about using it as a base layer, but I do know people make their own root tabs with it. You can either mix it with water and freeze it to make little ice cube root tabs or buy some unfilled gel caps and make your own that way as well.
     
  3. Gerryd

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    I think quite a few folk use this in larger than root tab quantities...but that is widely done as noted above :)

    I think it is used as a layer underneath the decorative substrate...unsure about it's use as the sole substrate...
     
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    Gerry, I think you're refering to the Osmocote granules ... He's talking about Osmocote infused topsoil or potting soil.

    Pat
     
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    Yes, It is osmocote potting soil. Didn't want to tear open a bag to see, but am wondering if it isn't just potting mix fused with osmocote pellet's ?
     
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    #6 Gerryd, Mar 29, 2011
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