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Will adding maybe an inch or two of osmocote plus to an established tank cause problems for the inhabitants..like an ammonia spike?
 

DaBub

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I would not use inches

Adding the stuff can be tricky, it won't cause problems though.
 

Tom Barr

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I go with 5 grams per sq ft, you can make it richer, but not more than cobverage of the bottom, not building up 2 grains deep etc.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

excuzzzeme

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Osmocote Plus should never be used in a tank containing Inverts as the amount of Cu is .05% which is a toxic level for some fish and most inverts. For inverts it should not exceed .01%
 

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excuzzzeme;54051 said:
Osmocote Plus should never be used in a tank containing Inverts as the amount of Cu is .05% which is a toxic level for some fish and most inverts. For inverts it should not exceed .01%

It is 0.05% by weight, not PPM.

Not a problem.

You know how much Cu in Plantex CSM+B?
0.1% :)
 

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herns;54695 said:
I found out there are two fert analysis to choose from.
Which one I would get?


Osmocote Plus 15-8-11
Osmocote Plus 15-9-12

Hi,

The Osmocote Plus I use is 15-9-12, though the difference is not significant. :)

Biollante
 

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Biollante;54709 said:
Hi,

The Osmocote Plus I use is 15-9-12, though the difference is not significant. :)

Biollante


Thanks.

Its frustrating that Home Depot and OSH close to my place doent not sell Osmocote Plus but only the regular one. (Osmocote). Got to find Lowes and TrueValue garden stores.
 

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Yes, the plus is for traces.

OsmocotePlusMultiPurposePlantFood15.jpg
 

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Wal-mart is the only place that stocks the Plus in my area. Home Depot/Lowes only have the regular.