Whew, great thread read! Sorry I'm so late to the party.
I'm going to have to try this with my own poop! How do you suggest I change my diet in order to get the best nutrients for the tank? I was thinking lots of spinach, kale, bananas, and perhaps a filet mignon every night for a week... thoughts?
Cracked me up too! Anyways, DogFish, so much good info in here. And thank you for all the info you supplied in regards to h202 I read in some other threads tonight.
Also, a question... I've been told Canadian Peat moss is different than Sphagnum moss, whilst I'm familiar w/ peat as something else, can you give me your thoughts? I suppose I'm referring to your addition of "peat" when you were reworking substrate. In my familiarity, peat is the broken down (animals, overgrown moss, organic mat., etc.), base layer of peat bogs w/ sphagnum moss being the top-most growth. The peat I can purchase at my local garden center would be in a large, compressed bale of black goodness, whereas sphagnum moss would be what I saw in the pictures. Perhaps you added both? I suppose I'm just curious as to which people are referring to when they say they've used peat in substrate. Is this like a regional dialect thing for the same thing? I've used peat (the dirt) in my substrate for several tanks, but had not thought to add sphagnum. I have experimented using sphagnum in an HOB once to try to lower pH. Don't recall if it worked.
Anyways cheers on the willingness to experiment and to journal it so well! Any updates w/ the rams?