Root tabs dissolved before I could stick them in the substrate

  1. skar

    skar Well Known 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*

    Castiel* Well Known Member Member

    Aw, Better luck next try! ;)
     
  3. Adam55

    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. OP
    OP
    skar

    skar Well Known 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