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post #362 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 06:06 PM
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So I have had my dry start going for about 2 months. Today when I flooded it I got a TON of little white bugs on the surface of my water trying to jump out of the water so the wouldn't drown. To small to take a picture of but does anyone know what these are and are they bad?
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post #364 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 02:49 AM
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Couldn't find the right stuff at Lowe's or Home Depot. Any ideas?
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post #366 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 05:21 AM
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Couldn't find the right stuff at Lowe's or Home Depot. Any ideas?
Are you looking for dirt? Try Wal-mart for Scott's top soil.
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post #367 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 06:21 AM
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Are you looking for dirt? Try Wal-mart for Scott's top soil.
Wal-Mart for the Miracle Gro stuff. My not be able to get it till the spring though.

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post #368 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 11:32 PM
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i think that watching paint dry is more stimulating than whatching this soil dry.

Its rained here for over a week. Its cold and i am attempting to dry this in my basement. Its been 3 days and its still damp and clumps in my hand. I have set up 3 lamps on it today. 2 with flood lights and one with a reptiles heat emitter. And flipped and rotated the soil on the tarp.

In the meantime i have all the parts and equipment to set the tank up, but the MTS.

The forcast calls for sun for the next 5 days or so. So tomorrow i am going to double the batch that is drying. And toss it in the yard.
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Made another dirt tank, its a 15 gallon. Same method as my 40.

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i think that watching paint dry is more stimulating than whatching this soil dry.

Its rained here for over a week. Its cold and i am attempting to dry this in my basement. Its been 3 days and its still damp and clumps in my hand. I have set up 3 lamps on it today. 2 with flood lights and one with a reptiles heat emitter. And flipped and rotated the soil on the tarp.

In the meantime i have all the parts and equipment to set the tank up, but the MTS.

The forcast calls for sun for the next 5 days or so. So tomorrow i am going to double the batch that is drying. And toss it in the yard.
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post #372 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:19 PM
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I thought that was the remains of your mother in law?
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post #373 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 06:45 PM
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Started a MGOPM 10 Gallon about 2 weeks ago using plants from another tank and its quickly jumping back into shape after a H2O2 dip to burn algae off all the plants first. Linky

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post #374 of 573 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 01:51 AM
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Was talking to a worker at my lfs and got her interested in using MGOPM for her tank and I gave her the address to the planted tank. I think I created a monster.. she seemed super interested, I'm going back there tomorrow to buy a new 5gal for my betta so I will check to see if she took the plunge.

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Okay well ... should have joined a few months ago ... but you know how things go!

We have a planted 30 gallon MTS with a fine fine gravel (even though they call it sand at the LFS, I call it gravel! lol) cap.

Edit: Realized that I'd never posted anything about our dirt tank on TPT and since a tank thread was required, I went ahead and started one!
30 Gallon MTS Farming Tank (no clever name, just the facts! LOL)


Okay soooo I'd like to contribute something to the fraternity by re-writing the list so that it is easier to read and join! (if that is okay!)


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