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Old 08-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #1 
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Plant tabs?

I'm going to be getting a good ammount of plants soon, and I'm guessing they'll need more nutrients than my fish can supply. Would a plant tab in the gravel near their roots every month or so be enough for them? Because they've got trace minerals in them, would the plant tabs be harmful to shrimp?
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:29 PM   #2 
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anyone?
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #3 
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You'll want some sort of Co2 system, if you have a 10 gallon or larger, you'll definitely want one. They are easy to setup, or you can make your own, but I like my Nutrafin Co2 system, even if my betta got trapped in it...
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:20 PM   #4 
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Wait, what is a CO2 system?
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:20 PM   #5 
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i just set up my plants yesterday. but before i set them up, i bought eco complete gravel, added fertalizer, and put some of those tabs in the gravel. when i woke up this morning everything was looking amazing! so far i dont have Co2 added in mine. I have talked to some friends that have tons of plants, they said for the beginner plants i got its not really needed.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #6 
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what is a plant tab?
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:04 PM   #7 
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CR Rager- I'm rather reluctant to switch substrate, because that'd mean I'd more or less have to tear down my nice tank with white sand as a substrate. I only mean to have a patch of wisteria in one tank (sand tank), a few of those bulbs I grew that I got from walmart in another tank, and a little crypto parva in one or another, so I'm hoping plant tabs should be enough.

Bettalover: a plant tab is basicaly like a large pill that you put in the gravel by the plant's roots, and over time the pill thing will desolve and the minerals and nutrients it has that the plant needs will be absorbed into the plant.
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Bettalover: a plant tab is basicaly like a large pill that you put in the gravel by the plant's roots, and over time the pill thing will desolve and the minerals and nutrients it has that the plant needs will be absorbed into the plant.
wow cool i didnt know that:)
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:32 AM   #9 
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Depends on what kind of plant tabs you get. If they are buried as they should be, so the shrimp can't eat right off of them, the shrimp should be fine. Also, check your tabs and see how long they last. The ones I got today provide enough slow release nutrients to be good for at least 5 or 6 months.
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Okay, thanks Rouge
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