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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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So this will be kind of a slow build as I'm waiting for the mountain pieces to arrive from China, so in the mean time I've started getting everything else like a new 300w Hydor Theo heater, ordered brand new dry fertilizers, even found the new Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 Outdoor/Indoor, and some new driftwood pieces.

Tomorrow I'll finish training the tank, scrubbing it down to remove any salt that may remain, clean up the tank, and start adding substrate, and filling the tank to get the cycle going.

For substrate I have my own little recipe that seems to work extremely well; It's a mixture of the following...

25lbs of Seachem Flourite
20lbs of FloraMax
9 liters of ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia

This mixture of substrates is what was used in the first couple of pictures up top, every one of the plants were growing fast, and were healthy. So I intend to use the same mixture of substrates this time around.
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