|11-30-2012 08:40 PM|
I want to use MTS in my next 20 high. I learned about boiling a topsoil/clay mix rather than the wet/dry cycle. Anyone else try that?
I'm planning shrimp, scarlet badis and small rasboras with wood and a lot of plants. I know this group likes soft water on the low side of neutral pH. My water is anything but that. Is there any mix of MTS that will help? Or is that just a dream?
Sorry to highjack the post!
|11-20-2012 05:25 PM|
|crazydaz||LOL!! Thanks for being a good sport about it! I'm sure my turn's coming!|
|11-20-2012 07:02 AM|
|Trail_Mix||Hahahaha.... or is he??|
|11-20-2012 04:44 AM|
Lol! Sorry....but it had to be done.
Trail Mix, you want to talk to DogFish. He is the real Frank.
|11-20-2012 03:50 AM|
|11-20-2012 03:33 AM|
|11-20-2012 02:53 AM|
|Trail_Mix||Wait a minute... I think I might know who he is!! Or atleast I think I know somebody who knows him, they said he was hard to track to and works on all these inovative techniques for fish keeping... never mentioned anything about MTS, but from their description, it must be the same Frank!|
|11-20-2012 02:51 AM|
Haha, that's awesome, it's like one of those urban legends! Sounds like he's the "mad scientist" type, I would love to get some of his stuff, but tracking him down sounds like a loooong process lol.
Thanks for the info, and your hygro looks great by the way, so jealous!
|11-20-2012 02:39 AM|
Here's an example of the color that I got on my Hygro corymbosa within two weeks of planting it into Frank's Batch II:
I never got that type of coloration before using AS, and I've used it in the same set up a few years ago. Frank's stuff works well!
Trail Mix--I got the last batch before he went underground. Rumor is that he's working on a formulation for Batch III, but he's a bit crazy. I don't know his name. Unless you are friends with him, he prefers to work anonymously. I was able to obtain several boxes of his MTS through a contact. But, I've been told (so I don't know this first-hand) that he is one of those "so smart he's almost crazy" types.
If you can get your hands on some, his MTS is the way to go. It could be challenging to track him down....not sure he likes to be contacted.
|11-20-2012 01:49 AM|
|11-20-2012 01:46 AM|
|wheatiesl337||Any decent mix with the standard goodies for plants will be good for crypts. They grow great for me with organic potting soils right out of the bag--submerged and emergant.|
|11-20-2012 01:03 AM|
|11-19-2012 04:00 PM|
MTS is kinda like Mirco Brew Beer it can 'brewed' in any flavor to suit your needs.
|11-19-2012 05:43 AM|
|Trail_Mix||I guess my last quetsion would be what plants you suggest to use in a MTS based tank, mostly stem plants and other plants you bury in the substrate I assume right?|
|11-19-2012 05:29 AM|
Moss, buces, ferns will get all their nutrients from fish waste, while all your root plant should get all their nutrients from MTS.
Think... Think... Think...
top soil is cheap to buy, MTS is easy to make... Since you have so many tank laying around... POP one OPEN and MTS that TANK. TEST DRIVE THAT THING...
Any more QUESTION SIR?
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