Join Date: May 2013
Location: Rockford and East Lansing, Michigan
Question about dirt and college
As this is my first ever post, I'd like to preface it by stating 1. I've learned a ton from this site, so thanks! and 2. I've done my best to look at old posts as to avoid making this thread to redundant; however, throughout the course of multiple nights of research I'm actually more confused about substrates than beforehand (ignorance is bliss) so I'm just going for it and if this topic has already been discussed at length, then I'm sorry.
At any rate my dilemma is this: Currently I have a 30 gal planted tank with a gravel bottom... it's time to make the switch. After doing research I've determined one of the best substrates is dirt, especially for the price. I was about ready to dirt my tank; but I was confronted with the reality that since I'm a college student I have to move my tank 4x a year. Furthermore, since this is my first planted tank I'm going to be moving plants around for a while. So, my first question (more will follow depending on the answer to this one) is: despite me moving my tank and moving plants, will dirt still work or am I just asking for a disaster? I'd be happy to provide more tank specs as needed.