I'm thinking of swapping my white rocks to either fluval stratum or eco-complete. From what i have read neither one has many nutrients Is it worth putting a base layer of miracle grow organic soil underneath?
Should I pre soak the mgopm for a day or so first? I going to swap the substrate soon!! May go shopping today
Depends on if you're swapping the soil into a tank with fish. If you are, then soak it for a week as it releases ammonia for quite some time. If not then make sure to let it stand in the tank for a week and make sure the tank is cycled before adding fish.
Is there any tricks to clearing the murky swamp water or is it just a mixture of the waiting game and an excessive number of water changes?
read more before you leap LOL never a horror story to date in house using soil base set ups.
how thick a soil layer did you use, how thick a capping layer?
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