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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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My daughters dirt tank

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My daughter have a 54 liter dirt tank that runs amaislingly well, it have only a thin layer of dirt and a thin layer of fine sand. Plants are growing like weed, a couple of weeks ago i did remove about one 10 liter bucket with plants, the tank was totally overgrown. The tank runs with almost no maintance at all, i have only changed 20 liter water and done one filter cleaning in 7 months.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 10:26 PM
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what are the tank specs and your fert routine if at all?
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what are the tank specs and your fert routine if at all?
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60cm x 30cm x 30cm

No fertz and no waterchanges (1 waterchange in 7 months)

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Oh wahhh .. No water change in 7mth and all your fishes still survived? Not using any ferts and your plants are growing well? Are you using Aquasoil or just sands?

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Oh wahhh .. No water change in 7mth and all your fishes still survived? Not using any ferts and your plants are growing well? Are you using Aquasoil or just sands?

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That was "one filter cleaning in 7 months" not water change Still pushing it a bit with the fish load.
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What is dirt?


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That was "one filter cleaning in 7 months" not water change Still pushing it a bit with the fish load.
Sorry about my bad English, i meant one filter cleaning and one waterchange in 7 months. Both was done at the same day.

I think the plants is doing the main filtration job, the tank have had a massive growth, the picture is after a massive cut down and replanting. The fish load seem to be no problem, i think the plants is taking care of them

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Plant or garden soil
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 04:50 PM
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Is this dirt that u took out of ur garden?


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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 04:52 PM
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Sorry for the questions but I also want to start up a simple easy planted tank

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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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It is dirt/soil for use to grow flowers/plants/vegetabels bought in a garden store.

Do a google search for dirt planted tank, you find tonns of info.
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 10:01 PM
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It looks very nice. I've just recently set up a dirt tank as well. 80 gallons (or about 300 liters). I could only dream that it might ever be as low maintenance as that, though.
How are those mosquito fish doing with their tankmates? In my experience, they've been pretty aggressive with other fish in my tank - but then again, I've never kept them long enough to see if they'll settle down just because of the aggression.
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-17-2013, 07:40 AM
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Love dirted tanks. Good choice!
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Shotto thanks mate will do

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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 06:06 AM
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your tank looks beautiful, i know you have made a great effort for this creativity. good luck for the future and best wishes for this creativity

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