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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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It's taken me 2 months to mineralize this topsoil in the dead of summer in Orlando (lots of rain). But it's finished, pond is planted and flooded. Will do water changes for the first couple weeks as things settle in, after that hopefully it will take care of itself.

Tank: Roughly 20 gallon Plastic Planter Tub
Filter: Aquaclear powerhead
Lighting: Sun
Substrate: Mineralized topsoil with Safe-T-Sorb cap
Fauna: Pond snails (possibly fish/shrimp later)
Flora: Mixed stems trimmed from other tanks, with floaters to cut down on the sun's intensity.

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So far so good. Haven't done a single water change but the floaters are thriving and the submerged plants look wonderful! Tossed in 2 culled rili shrimp, hoping to add some fish soon.





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Very nice!!!

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Looks awesome. How's evaporation been?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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How's evaporation been?
What is that? This is Orlando during the summer.


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Although I haven't done a single water change, the plants underwater look stunning! It's crazy how fast these floaters grow back, ever few days I shovel a few handfuls out. Loving this setup so far!


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Great job. What does the water temp get to during the days? I would worry that it would get to hot and boil everything inside.
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Great job. What does the water temp get to during the days? I would worry that it would get to hot and boil everything inside.
Haven't taken the temp, but the floaters should keep the temp down.
Everything is thriving, so I'm not touching it!


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