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  1. TheGreenKnight
    10-27-2015 05:24 PM - permalink
    TheGreenKnight
    Will you be going to the aquatic experience on Nov 6 - 8th? I will be doing the small tank aquascape contest.


    -John
  2. TheGreenKnight
    09-25-2015 03:36 AM - permalink
    TheGreenKnight
    Hey,

    I'm still wanting to set up a dirted tank, but haven't had the time to do it yet. I've been reading up, just finished Walstad's book, but I found some other literature on "mineralized soil." Its a process of basically adding water and drying out the soil repeatedly, then adding clay and other ingredients to help better prepare the dirt for plant nutrient uptake. Supposedly it lessens the change of a bad algae outbreak as well. Have you heard of this/ tried it before? Link is here for the most comprehensive thread:

    How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate, by Aaron Talbot - Library - Aquatic Plant Central
  3. TheGreenKnight
    09-14-2015 01:24 AM - permalink
    TheGreenKnight
    Nice to meet you again. Did you get anything good at the swap meet? I picked up some killifish. I have them in a temp tank now, but I'm planning to start a 20 gallon Walstad type tank for them. I've never done a dirted tank before so please share any insight you may have. I've ordered Walstad's ecology of the planted aquarium from the library, but its not here yet, and I may just start, as I know the basics. Did you ever read her book, or did you just learn from secondary resources?

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12-06-2015
09:24 PM - sombrerobanana quoted Daisy Mae in post 5 Gallon Walstad Bowl
Crazy frogbit. Here's a th...
09:24 PM - sombrerobanana quoted AquaAurora in post 5 Gallon Walstad Bowl
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10-02-2015
12:59 AM - sombrerobanana quoted KFryman in post 5 Gallon Walstad Bowl
I'm getting ready to setup a...
09-30-2015
11:27 PM - sombrerobanana quoted gillie in post Killifish for a Walstad bowl
Most Aphyosemion and Chroma...
11:26 PM - dasit88 quoted sombrerobanana in post Killifish for a Walstad bowl
It's pretty small, but it holds 5+ ...
07:51 PM - sombrerobanana quoted dasit88 in post Killifish for a Walstad bowl
I guess the only problems ar...
07:47 PM - dasit88 quoted sombrerobanana in post Killifish for a Walstad bowl
What would be the problem in keepin...
07:44 PM - sombrerobanana quoted dasit88 in post Killifish for a Walstad bowl
Personally, I wouldn't stock...

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