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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Arvo
With a sufficient topping to the peat - 3+" - the water did not noticably discolor.
That must be the difference.

The first tank I did was an existing setup. I couldn't get it really well-drained, so, as I mixed things and built the top layer, stuff tended to migrate upward, with the cap being about 2". The second setup was new, and I made it with almost 3-1/2" cap over the enriched part. No real discoloration in that second tank.

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