Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf
i can understand completely. i hated it too after the initial first 3 months of loving it
Guess I have to agree, I hate my MTS tank too.
After 3 years I hate mine because it started out NPT but now it has to be classified as MTS because surely all the organics are long gone.
My oldest and now it's in the marathon catagory. I hate mine and have other things to do with this foot print but it remains untouched now because of posted topics that turn just like this one.
Posting the last photo currently taken right after a trim on a Med light tank first loaded (wet) 4/30/2009
This tank has trace dosing added with water changes (sometimes) and the water changes are not frequent.
Algae has never kicked me or my fish out of a tank.
Is it for everyone? no
Is it a mess? no but you can make it that way.
Fertilized by substrate and fish, fish food only. Growth slowed somewhat after about 18 months but is stable and predictable.
Simply love to read posts about how this 'method' doesn't work, creates a mess, doesn't last, creates algae, won't grow plants yada yada.
I bet I can send ya'all a card at Christmas this year with a pic of the same tank still here. LOL
Pics of the ugly algae infested mess.
Potting mix, soil, dirt, tree bark, chicken poop (just pick a name), Flourite, 4x32WT8 and sponge equipped power head.
Don't hate the dirt on the forums just fix you're problems
If enriched substrates aren't you're thing don't use it but don't publish loathing/hating something that works and has for many.
I only setup one MTS system and not interested in doing another but won't say I hate it. PPS, EI dosing just making a list of things I've done and don't anymore but leaving the discussion now and hating nothing.
just kidding about hating any of my soggy dirt containers