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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question for the Fraternity of Dirt folks

I'm tore down my existing setup to move it into a 75 gallon. I removed the gravel cap and then removed the MGOCPM.

Would it be ok to reuse the dirt or should I start fresh?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:37 PM
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If it's less than a year 'used' I would continue tanking on it.
(would be a good time to recharge though LOL and it's cheap enough)

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If it's less than a year 'used' I would continue tanking on it.
(would be a good time to recharge though LOL and it's cheap enough)
I should have mentioned in my OP it is a year and a half old.
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Replace it, after using it for a year and a half your plants have probably depleted a lot of available nutrients.

It's so cheap to replace you'd be nuts not to!
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Replace it, after using it for a year and a half your plants have probably depleted a lot of available nutrients.

It's so cheap to replace you'd be nuts not to!
I think I have enough left over from when I changed my other tank over to dirt.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:56 PM
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I would do 50/50 old/new. There no point using new soil.
Soil doesn't run out of nutrients at all.
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