Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Eastchester, N.Y.
I got basically the same topsoil. I dont remember the name but it was organic, no fert's or peat (at least, it did'nt say it had them in it). I forgot to get chicken wire but I had a roll of window screening left over from another project, so I strained the soil through that. Just a note to anyone reading this; find chicken wire! Although the screening gets ALOT of the other debris out of the soil, it takes FOREVER to do. Anyway, I ended up with a large bucket full of, what looked like, coffee. After it soakes for a day, and then dryes for a day (or so), I strain it again and start the process over. I would add pictures but, they look exactly the same as the ones above.
How many cycles of wet, then dry, do you guys thing it's going to take to "mineralize" the soil?