|02-09-2013 06:32 PM|
Much better with the dark substrate!
|02-08-2013 06:19 PM|
2 water changes today and its starting to finally clear up!
Ill prob wait until tomorrow to do the next one.
|02-08-2013 04:04 PM|
|shift||Can you do to many water changes in a day? I just did a 40% ish.. and was thinking of doing it a few more times through out the day to help clear up the water.. is there any possible ill effect of the fish/shrimp from doing so?|
|02-08-2013 03:26 PM|
Nothing about 10 more water changes wont fix :P
I think the problem is.. i rinsed the MGOPM first rather then putting it in dry.. so there was a nice muddy water from the start. even after capping it.. which is still there.. i can see fish now.. but its like they are swimming in the muddy amazon.. poor fishes!
|02-08-2013 02:55 PM|
Eco-complete - worth adding soil?
It probably 2.5 inch dirt to 1.5" Eco on top. 4-5" average layer
|02-08-2013 02:36 PM|
my first planted tank was straight up soil with eco capping it. That tank exploded with growth (4 t5ho, co2, and PPS dosing)
I only hated moving things or replanting due to the puff of dirt that i'd get. but otherwise it was amazing. I havent seen that much growth in any other tank. I'm talking inches a day on some stems
|02-08-2013 01:18 PM|
how thick a soil layer did you use, how thick a capping layer?
|02-08-2013 06:27 AM|
|shift||Is there any tricks to clearing the murky swamp water or is it just a mixture of the waiting game and an excessive number of water changes?|
|02-08-2013 04:44 AM|
|shift||Now that was a mess! hopefully the muddy lake that is my aquarium clears up by tomorrow. I think i went a little overboard on the substrate thickness.. but to late now!|
|02-07-2013 10:52 PM|
Its decently planted. maybe ill grab a few more stems just to be safe
|02-07-2013 10:47 PM|
|02-07-2013 10:40 PM|
|shift||HOw much ammonia will it actually leach out? Will the plants handle it or is it best to soak it for a few days?|
|02-07-2013 09:03 PM|
There is fish/shrimp in the tank.. I will temporarily remove them when i do the swap.
I guess I will give the MGOPM a few days in a bucket to save the sea creatures.
I ended up getting eco-complete
|02-07-2013 09:00 PM|
|02-07-2013 08:25 PM|
I recently tried Eco complete and I absolutely can't stand it! Pumped up my pH way too high plus the size of the substrate is way to big & course for my liking.
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