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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Victoria,British Columbia, Canada
I almost went the kitty litter route, but decided against it for a number of reasons. The idea was very intruiging to me, but I found that the benefits of using Soil were just as sound, and the risk of melting/compaction was reduced.
I have 3 soil tanks on the go, The 90 gallon was the first, but the soil is capped with large grade pea gravel to make it look like a river bottom. At this point the MTS snails are churning the soil up to the surface though, so it has this really neat natural look to it.
The second was my 7.5 gallon tank for the Croaking gourami. After many water changes the soil just ended up mixed inwith everything, but again, the botom looks very natural, like a still pond or a swamp.
The third is just starting, and its a secret untill I can get some pictures ;-)