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Old 01-18-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
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Organic worm casting soil in Planted tank

Hi my name Prolific from CT planning to do a 100 g planted tank with organic soil first layer will be worm castings secound organic soil and cap off with flourite black sand by sechem its going to be a heavy planted tank and my first dirted tank so if any one have some knowledge or advised fell free to drop me a message will love to share this experiment with my aquriuam peoples😀

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Old 01-18-2018, 11:31 AM   #2
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Hey bud. Donít use a soil that is too rich in organic matter. Clay loam would be good.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
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Hey bud. Donít use a soil that is too rich in organic matter. Clay loam would be good.
Am just going to put a real thin layer or my rich earth worm casting and just cap the rest with flourire black sand
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Also its going to have lots of plants i mean lots from floting plants the back and side moss wall ill keep you posted
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:13 AM   #6
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Hey bud. Donít use a soil that is too rich in organic matter. Clay loam would be good.
About to put some clay.
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Just make sure you don't get fish in the tank that enjoy sifting the substrate. The first planted tank I tried out was a dirted tank with some goldfish. After the fish had eaten all the expensive salad I bought from the pet shop they proceeded to make a huge mess of the tank by digging out the soil one mouthful at a time over about 2 months.
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Just make sure you don't get fish in the tank that enjoy sifting the substrate. The first planted tank I tried out was a dirted tank with some goldfish. After the fish had eaten all the expensive salad I bought from the pet shop they proceeded to make a huge mess of the tank by digging out the soil one mouthful at a time over about 2 months.
Yea i heard alot people saying that but my neighbor have 5 planted beatifull high tech tank he says that happens for two reason not enough of a cap of sand or to much dirt i hopefully did it right and i wont have much of a problem and anyway its a 100 gallon its just going to have a bunch of nano fish 25 wild endlers,white cloud menows,and the bigest fish thats going in there is going to be green neons and yea gold fish could be real messi fish
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Why such a rich substrate for floating plants and moss?
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Why such a rich substrate for floating plants and moss?
On this tank am going to have more then floting and moss over like 25 diffrent plants just did a order from aquriuamplants.com yesterday $140 total cant wait to get them and finish the scape i think i order to much am going to have to give some out my neighbor and friends put them in my other tanks even dow they are all complete will post update on monday night
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