Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Columbus, Ohio 43229
Substrate underlayer build using Worm Castings, Peat Moss, Clay and Dolomite?
Since it looks like I am going to tear down my 40g breeder to give the Eco-Complete and big cleaning to fight some nasty BBA that has decided to start growing in it, I have decided to go ahead and redo the tank completely. I will be adding a corner Mattenfilter to one end (Possibly both) and have also decided to make a new substrate underlayer for better root feeding and just to see how it works for me. Any suggestions will be much appritiated as I make my decisions.
I run 4xT5HO 39w for lighting on this tank and have pressurized Co2 as well.
My questions basically are: What percentages would be suggested for each part of the following and is there anything I am missing out?
- Earthworm castings. (From some research it looks like I may need to boil these first.. Correct?)
- Sphagnum peat moss.
- Red Clay.
- I have a full range of dry ferts on hand as well should any be suggested.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by C Campbell; 12-18-2012 at 04:09 AM.