Well as suspected the Eco had ripped and leaked. But the substarte was still wet throughout so I just threw it all in a cooler with an airstone. Threw about 2 cups of betta bowl water in there and an airstone.
The good news is the replacement tank shipped and will deliver on Friday if all goes well. So if all goes well on Friday I will get the soil in the tank and get the filter heater and light going. Then I can order plants over the weekend and get them to deliver Tuesday or Weds. Get the plants in and then the following day the betta goes in. What an expensive betta.
Question....I was thinking of adding 3/4''-1'' of peat moss on the bottom of the tank. Then cover with 2 1/2''-3'' of Eco. Any ideas of how this would work?
Well I call Dr F&S to complain about the ECO leaking, and they are sending me a new bag. I told the lady I just wanted to alert them of the problem and wasn't looking for new product....But they insisted....
Well I ordered the plants today since the tank arrived intact. So I got all that I wanted in my last list and then I added some glosso. Everyone seems to have it....Anyways I doubt my light will be good enough but we will see.
Now my next challenge is to find peat moss in New England when its almost winter....yikes!
Why add the peat moss. The ECO should be fine by itself. Since this is your first it might be best to stick with just the traditional setup without the extras that might cause troubles with molding and discolored water.
I have a stealth 25 watt have yet to plug it in. Tank is at 61 degrees b/c house is cold. I will plug it in tomorrow after the tank clears....pics for sure... The peat moss is because I am using Diane Walstad/Tom Barre no CO2 method. The peat moss will provide nutrients for the ECO. Tank will be heavily planted on Tuesday. I have read quite a bit on this method. I am ok if the water is not ultra clear, in nature there is very little very clear lake ecosystems....