Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Update: I picked up what im going to use for my substrate.
I got a bag of earthworm castings, a bundle of peat, and a bag of turface.
I plan on mixing them so it will be 1/2 earthworm castings, 1/4 peat, and 1/4 Turface. Then mixing in sand sand and gravel.
I will lay this mixture 2'' thick first.
I also picked up a trace element mix from the garden center i purchased the materials from; that includes the following:
1% Potassium Oxide
Any comments on this mix?
How should i include the mix if i plan on doing a DSM?
Should i sprinkle the mix on top of the soil mix? If so how much?
I plan on capping the mix with 1" gravel the 2" sand.
The guy at the plant store said i should dilute it and inject it into the soil mix after its flooded as he said that filling the tank with water will wash it out of the soil. But i did not tell him i was doing a DSM.
10G Planted RCS Tank.
20G Long Planted Tank.
30G Long in progress.