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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 03:36 PM
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my first planted tank was straight up soil with eco capping it. That tank exploded with growth (4 t5ho, co2, and PPS dosing)

I only hated moving things or replanting due to the puff of dirt that i'd get. but otherwise it was amazing. I havent seen that much growth in any other tank. I'm talking inches a day on some stems
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Eco-complete - worth adding soil?

It probably 2.5 inch dirt to 1.5" Eco on top. 4-5" average layer
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Nothing about 10 more water changes wont fix :P

I think the problem is.. i rinsed the MGOPM first rather then putting it in dry.. so there was a nice muddy water from the start. even after capping it.. which is still there.. i can see fish now.. but its like they are swimming in the muddy amazon.. poor fishes!
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Can you do to many water changes in a day? I just did a 40% ish.. and was thinking of doing it a few more times through out the day to help clear up the water.. is there any possible ill effect of the fish/shrimp from doing so?
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2 water changes today and its starting to finally clear up!

Ill prob wait until tomorrow to do the next one.

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