Can we use that pot plant fert for water plant? I think water plant require different fomular and analisis .angelcraze said:Osmocote+ slow release fertilizer has the best combo of ferts for substate. I bought 1000 gel caps, but I've found all those capsules are too much (not needed) for one plant. So I 'plant' just a few granules in singly around the plants instead. Now I just have a bag of 1000 gel caps for no reason lol.
MD Fish Tanks on YouTube just uses MiracleGro All Purpose Plant Food, his tanks are super lush and healthy and most run without filters or fertilizer dosing.Vinh said:Can we use that pot plant fert for water plant? I think water plant require different fomular and analisis .
All of his tanks contain thriving populations of shrimp and snails. I imagine the garden ferts are formulated to have a very slow release. I've dug osmocote capsules out of my substrate that had been there for months without completely dissolving.Vinh said:
Any answer for this?..Vinh said:But the garden pot fert contain lots of copper which people said is bad for the tank.Some contain 100 time compare to water plant liquid fert.What do you think? Still ok to take a chance?
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FA165/FA165: Use of Copper in Marine Aquaculture and Aquarium SystemsVinh said:Any answer for this?..
Osmocote plus is 15-9-12, it has been a great formula combo for my plants, have not observed any issues with fish or inverts using it for years. I use it in moderation, I find I don't have to use the gel caps and just plant a few individual granules per heavy feeding plant with planting tweezers. Maybe I add more more often, but it's better for me that way instead of getting a boom of growth then a big drop when nutrients are depleted all at once or a short period of time.Vinh said:Can we use that pot plant fert for water plant? I think water plant require different fomular and analisis .
So! It is still good if it is not chelated?angelcraze said:. Also depends on if it's chelated or not.