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Old 08-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #454
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Originally Posted by Hcancino View Post
Quick question my fellow dirty tankers. When do I need to start replacing my dirt substrate?
This is mainly demand dependant I think.

Also,
Subject to the random content of the soil mixture used setting up the tank. How much material is used etc.
More light energy, adding more CO2, plant selection, fauna stocking levels and still more come to mind as variables. All can affect how long it lasts. I have a tank filled with mostly crypts that's 3+yrs without changes made in the setup. Others less so (imo) that can't really answered. At least a year to 18 months is safe to say I think and often more.

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