Originally Posted by tattooedfool83
Looks good. I have an empty deep blue 3 gallon sitting around. Maybe now my bowl broke I should set it up. Are you using root tabs?
you have an empty tank sitting around? that wont last...
serious, its a great shrimp/fry/betta tank
yup, root tabs just under the marsilea
ham, love the 20 long. I'm setting one up myself and was thinking about going the dirt capped with eco complete route. Which type of eco complete did you use, and is it separated by mesh at all (I've seen that recommended)? What's the depth you used for each?
Has it given you any trouble? I've done the Miracle Gro Organic soil capped with PFS and it got messy at times. That's my main issue since I'm a pretty finicky planter and like to move things around. Just wondering if it's been a pain in terms of messiness, obviously it's doing very well in terms of growth which is why I'd like to see what you did to make it successful.
Lord knows im the same way with moving things around. Just when Im happy with the looks i switch it all around. Even the wife gets pissed "why cant you stop messing around and just let things grow. Thats my new goal is to just let the plants do their thing
i did about 1 to 1.5 inches of the miracle grow with 1.5 - 2 inches of plain old eco black packed in the water. soil/miracle grow will always take a bit of finesse but my plants all grow with it. I dont think ill ever not use dirt unless i throw down the $$$ for aqua soil.
ive had more issues with mess in my 10 gallon with play sand. its so compact that the air pockets build up and when those push through it can leave some dirt on top. the eco is a larger grain so it doesn't trap any nasty air pockets.
im not familiar with using mesh so just normal cap over the top of the MG
Originally Posted by TankYouVeryMuch
Ive been looking around for these 3g longs but havent found them anywhere except online... Which is good i dont need another tank lol
but they are so worth the 30$, come on