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Blackheart 12-12-2012 06:54 PM

Dirting a tank
 
How difficult is it to dirt a tank?

steven p 12-12-2012 07:19 PM

as difficult as putting dirt in a box. =]

DBlauj 12-12-2012 07:21 PM

Not to bad. I use organic top soil w/ peat moss, then a layer of calcined clay, then I cap it with my gravel. Makes it less messy when planting.

roadmaster 12-12-2012 07:23 PM

Hardest thing in my view, is placement of plant's.
Don't want to be uprooting them any more than necessary so placement,growth characteristic's are essential .

Blackheart 12-12-2012 08:32 PM

And I'm assuming this would probably be a lot cheaper than going out and actually buying Aquarium plant substrates? Which can cost like, what 40 dollars a bag at LFS?

mitchfish9 12-13-2012 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Blackheart (Post 2107791)
And I'm assuming this would probably be a lot cheaper than going out and actually buying Aquarium plant substrates? Which can cost like, what 40 dollars a bag at LFS?

More like 20-30 but yes. I got the 16 quart potting soil bag for a dollar lol

Blackheart 12-13-2012 05:21 AM

Eco complete was going for 39.99 at a LFS by me.

Is there any particular brand I should go for if I was to go this route?

Tanman19az 12-13-2012 05:30 AM

Petco was selling Eco complete for cheap...I don't know if they caught on to not charging an additional shipping fee but when I bought them I got free shipping with orders over $49

Blackheart 12-13-2012 06:24 AM

Yeah you can get it for 20 bucks on amazon.

inthepacific 12-13-2012 06:31 AM

i tried dirting my tank one then i broke it down and did aquasoil. im not sure if it was the dirt or the moss i bought, but i ended up having worms and the sort in my tank. i also had a lot of tannis that never really went away. i also think it works better for larger tanks becasue you have to use both the dirt and the cap and you want the dirt to be deep enough to get a good root system.


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