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Root Tab Test: ThriveTabs Vs. FlourishTabs

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I have been developing a root tab to accompany my Thrive line of liquid fertilizers.  I finally have it ready.  I had them pressed into tablet form.  I figured it would be a good time to do a proper comparison between my ThriveTabs and the highly regarded Flourish Tabs from Seachem.  

Setup of the tanks:

Both tanks are penn plax 2.7g tanks with small hob filters.  I have a dual t5ho hung above with the tanks centered to get even light distribution.  I added ~64oz of pool filter sand into each tank and filled with RO water.  I added 4ml of ReGen Gh booster and 2ml of ReKHarb Kh booster.  The following should give me roughly 8dGH and 4dKH.

The tanks were setup on 11/7/17 and on that day I added an even as possible assortment of crypts from another tank I have setup.  At this point the ThriveTabs are still en route to me from the tabletting company so for now I will not be adding any nutrients other than the GH and KH boosters.

I plan to run the light 6 hours per day and may alter as we go depending on the looks of the plants and algae.  I do not plan to use any other fertilizer other than the respective root tabs.

Here are some pictures from the setup and planting process.

-Tanks setup

-Crypts going into the ThriveTabs test tank

-Crypts going into the Flourish Tabs test tank

- Tanks planted

I should have the ThriveTabs later this week, maybe early next week.  Once I get them I will add the tabs and do some update pictures.  

Thanks

Colin / NilocG

Update 11/14/17------------

I have the ThriveTabs, you can see them on the right side next to the Flourish Tab:

Here is the tank shortly after adding the root tabs, a week with no nutrients has not been nice to the crypts, especially the tank on the right(ThriveTabs tank).

Other than that really noting to update at this point.  I will keep everyone updated.

Thanks

Colin / NilocG

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