Root tabs dissolved before I could stick them in the substrate

  1. skar Member Member

    Stupid root tabs dissolved before I could stick them in the substrate ... :( I only have one plant that really needs them. Sucks
    tho
     
  2. Castiel* Well Known Member Member

    Aw, Better luck next try! ;)
     

  3. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    Are they standard root tabs that you buy in a pet store or are they the non-traditional ones like Osmocote? The non-standards contain elevated urea levels, which is basically ammonia. If they dissolve in the tank water then you're introducing ammonia to your fish.
     
  4. skar Member Member

    Thanks :p
    They are standard api root tabs. Turned the water white and dissolved two of them trying to get them in the sand. I'm going to return them tomorrow and try a different brand. Later in the week