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Forum: Substrate 09-20-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By aquatic serenity
DONT waste your money on name brand...

DONT waste your money on name brand substrates......saf t sorb is all u need
Forum: Substrate 09-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By aquatic serenity
It's cheap and you can get it at walmart... ...

It's cheap and you can get it at walmart...

forgot to add : I also used a sprinkling of osmocote on the surface of the peat before adding the STS as a cap....don't go heavy on the osmocote....I...
Forum: Substrate 09-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By aquatic serenity
I use this instead of mgocpm : ...

I use this instead of mgocpm :
http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productTemplate.jsp?proId=prod70252&itemId=cat50152&tabs=general

about 1.5-2" capped with SAF T SORB....underneath the peat is a...
Forum: Substrate 08-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By aquatic serenity
Id go with SAF- T -SORB as a cap.....also...

Id go with SAF- T -SORB as a cap.....also available at tractor supply 40lb bag=$4.99
high CEC....nice color....does require sifting/rinsing it quite a bit...
Forum: Substrate 08-14-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By aquatic serenity
SAF T SORB $4.99 -40 lb bag.....tractor supply...

SAF T SORB $4.99 -40 lb bag.....tractor supply co...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By aquatic serenity
what about the "true lumen" freshwater bulb by...

what about the "true lumen" freshwater bulb by current USA...looks the same color to me ? is there a PAR chart on any of these bulbs in the threads ???
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,454
Posted By aquatic serenity
again - whats wrong with the mgocpm ???

again - whats wrong with the mgocpm ???
Forum: Substrate 07-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By aquatic serenity
"Would a window screen work for that? About what...

"Would a window screen work for that? About what hole size would work to filter it?"
No...I used a polyethelyne screen with holes that were larger than a window screen...
if I get a chance i'll...
Forum: Substrate 07-11-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By aquatic serenity
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=1629926#post1629926

talk to uka...he's the expert on mts with humus....good guy,very helpful...
Forum: Substrate 07-11-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By aquatic serenity
SAF T SORB ... cheaper , nicer appearance and...

SAF T SORB ... cheaper , nicer appearance and easier to plant in....

I just did my 180 using saftsorb very happy with the results...

BTW: on my setup I used a screen to filter out all of the...
Forum: Substrate 07-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By aquatic serenity
SAF T SORB cheap...and high cec

SAF T SORB cheap...and high cec
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,671
Posted By aquatic serenity
as for bacteria....national fish pharmacy has a...

as for bacteria....national fish pharmacy has a product called AQUA gold...I use it to cycle all my tanks...just add this powder...then add fish 24-36 hrs later...no waiting & no fish deaths unless...
Forum: DIY 06-24-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 176,432
Posted By aquatic serenity
with my 20" reactor I am also noticing an added...

with my 20" reactor I am also noticing an added benefit: less CO2 consumed because it is so completely dissolved in the 20" chamber..
I need less bps than with my 10" canister...
anyone else notice...
Forum: DIY 06-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 176,432
Posted By aquatic serenity
I'd LOVE to see a picture of the mag350 setup...

I'd LOVE to see a picture of the mag350 setup !...sounds interesting
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-19-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By aquatic serenity
where did you get the plants from ??? If it...

where did you get the plants from ???

If it were me - I would remove the plant weights fom each bunch and spread out the stems a little individually..
Forum: DIY 06-19-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 176,432
Posted By aquatic serenity
Eheim 2217 ...3/4" port....

Eheim 2217 ...3/4" port....
Forum: DIY 06-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 176,432
Posted By aquatic serenity
Finally hooked up my 20" version this past...

Finally hooked up my 20" version this past weekend ...this thing is way better than the aquariumplants.com version I originally had...you dont need that internal pump they squeeze in there..its...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-18-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By aquatic serenity
Fill the tank all the way & get the filter...

Fill the tank all the way & get the filter going...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,305
Posted By aquatic serenity
Brings back memories...my first tank was a 15 gal...

Brings back memories...my first tank was a 15 gal metaframe...had a metaframe filter too...
Forum: Substrate 06-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,973
Posted By aquatic serenity
"Can i use peat moss with dirt or top soil in the...

"Can i use peat moss with dirt or top soil in the Substrate"

yes and yes.....also by itself 1.5" with a gravel or fired clay substrate like saf t sorb
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By aquatic serenity
Turface MVP....SAF-T-SORB....oil dri

Turface MVP....SAF-T-SORB....oil dri
Forum: Substrate 05-30-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By aquatic serenity
OIL DRI and SAF-T-SORB are 2 different products ...

OIL DRI and SAF-T-SORB are 2 different products which do u have ???

I have used both ...and oil dri is far more dustier and softer than saf -t- sorb...
Forum: Substrate 05-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,654
Posted By aquatic serenity
Why ? many many people on here use the miracle...

Why ? many many people on here use the miracle grow organic choice potting mix as an underlayment with a cap..

It works great.. I even use it mixed 50/50 with the miracle grow sphagnum peat...
Forum: Substrate 05-19-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,654
Posted By aquatic serenity
just helps with the low kh draw from the high cec...

just helps with the low kh draw from the high cec capping material.. initially- and calcium/mag requirements
Forum: Substrate 05-18-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,654
Posted By aquatic serenity
i dont uproot alot,rarely...so -no issues..

i dont uproot alot,rarely...so -no issues..
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