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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-23-2012, 09:23 PM
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Posted By MuktiMom
You were right that quickcrete makes the pfs, but...

You were right that quickcrete makes the pfs, but they didn't have the silver here, just an off brand at out Home Depot. If I find any I'll snag a bag. Too late on the red clay, where do I get it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-23-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
Talking Thanks to Everyone Who Responded

:thanks:I finally found pfs at $28.00 a 50 pound bag, so I only got one. Yippee for that one! I added coral sand to harden up the water a bit, and because one bag wasn't enough.

There is no...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
8 bucks and a couple of rinses is a small price...

8 bucks and a couple of rinses is a small price to pay to hold down the dirt. Thanks!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
I'm happy to hear it, we have quick crete...

I'm happy to hear it, we have quick crete available all over the place, here. Will ask for the silver sand instead of pfs. I wonder how clean the silver sand is?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
Smile :thanks: Things are getting better and better,...

:thanks:
Things are getting better and better, thank you for this information and resource. I am happy to learn that my favorite fish and plants all like hard water! The lights arrived today for...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
Smile Is 'hard water' the result of coral, shells and...

Is 'hard water' the result of coral, shells and coral sand? I guess that is what builds up as the carbonate dissoves in the water. I used to live in Calistoga where we had our pipes completely...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
Aha!

Aha! This is the info I was looking for, thanks! Will continue to pursue small gravel sources. It is daunting to think of sifting the 100 or so pounds I would need for all of these tanks... But...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
Thank you very much for your answer. The only...

Thank you very much for your answer. The only gravel I have located is called cichlid gravel and has shell in it. There is gravel at our pebbly beaches. I could take the collander to sift the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MuktiMom
Question I'm confused about coral/carbonates in a planted tank.

Hi - I love this forum! I would appreciate a clarification on using coral or carbonates in the substrate of freshwater planted aquariums. I'm starting out with easy plants under moderate light.
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-13-2012, 12:58 PM
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Views: 75,756
Posted By MuktiMom
LOL and ty!

LOL and ty!
Forum: Member Introductions 12-12-2012, 03:30 PM
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Posted By MuktiMom
Smile Howdy!

:thanks:Thank you for the orientation email, I feel very welcomed and not so 'at sea' with how to get around here.

The reason I joined is that I live in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and have not...
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