My MTS came out very sandy and I decided not to use that soil. It's really a bummer to because the mineralization of that top soil was a big waste of time. That okay though, I am in no rush.
Instead, I decided to go the MGOCPM route for a couple reasons:
1. I've used it before so I more comfortable with it.
2. The DSM will help speed up the mineralization process.
3, After sifting the MGOCPM, the dirt looks nutrient packed.
Went From This:
To This After Sifting:
Here my plan for the substrate:
1. Sift MGOCPM
2. Black Diamond Trim
3. Add Dolomite Sprinkle
4. Add Murite of Potassium Sprinkle
5. Add Red Clay
6. Add MGOCPM 1-1.5" deep
7. Add Cap of Black Diamond
8. Start DSM
I am still trying to work out an aqua scape. It is hard to decide on one because it all cost so much $. Maybe another good deal with help steer be in a specific direct.
I do know for sure that I want to base my scape on a heavy root feeder like HC or DHG.