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post #196 of 227 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 01:21 PM
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Ha! That white thing on the stone makes it look like the reflections you get with bubbles

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That's a round stone with a bunch of tiny eggs on it looks like.
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Dan(shinycard255) in an extreme act of generosity, gave me his old Samsung 5X.
Ok then, I have a old D3100 that I dont use and I was willing to part with it.

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subscribed! Great substrate experiment and really interesting to see all the progressions......and we feed raw here also to both dogs!

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Just found this awesome awesome piece of tank journal... just wondering why the dog stuff is not used in the new setup? the leaves do better job? the smely stuff don't make his job???

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post #207 of 227 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 08:27 AM
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Whew, great thread read! Sorry I'm so late to the party.

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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?
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Peat moss will contain decomposed sphagnum remnants, and is oftentimes labeled as "sphagnum peat moss". It depends on the source but you can pretty much count on Canadian peat coming from Sphagnum bogs.

But you can get sphagnum moss itself dried out as milled or as "long fiber sphagnum" (LFS)...even live Sphagnum is available (although I wouldn't recommend this for aquariums)...they're just at different stages of life/decomp. The stuff shown in the pictures in post #179 looks more like LFS than traditional peat.
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Thanks for the quick replies, jpappy and dogfish. Hehe, no worries on the specific parts, just a question I've been curious about for some time, I do appreciate the clarification. None of my tanks have been created like the one before it, constantly trying new things!
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