06-05-2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mgkdad
how effective are root tabs in a tank with gravel, I was just wondering because I followed the instructions and it said to insert half way into bed and I was wondering if I should have put them closer to the roots, some of the tabs are on the other side of the plant( anachris) also out of my three anubias plants one has a leaf that has some black spots on the edge and the other plant has part of the root that is kinda see through and just flowing around where as the rest of the roots look real strong and are a nice green color like the rest of the plant and Im not sure if I should cut that part off or just leave it, its only doing that about half way down the root and the other half is green. I used about 1/2 tsp of seachem flourish today
You won't see much benefit from root tabs with Anacharis. The liquid Flourish Comp will be best. I only use substrate tabs with large sword plants and my Tiger Lorus, both of which are heavy root feeders, and I insert a tab about 1-2 inches from the plant.
On the Anubias, can you post a photo, as I'm not sure what you're asking about the roots. The rhizome must not be buried; Anubias is best azttached to a piece of wood or rock.