Top soil right into my 29 and planted. No mineralization. No nothing. No fertz after a year or more. Fish on and off. Resident frog sometimes. (Did I mention it's outside on the back porch) No filter. No heater. No algae. Just some unreal plant growth. Knocked it down a few weeks ago to move it to the fish room. Well I removed most of the water, moved it, filled it. I've done the top soil to about 5 tanks now with no problems.
Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
Once you get rid of integrity the rest is a piece of cake.
The problem is you don't know what you don't know.
Here's to our wives and sweethearts - may they never meet.
If you agreed with me we'd both be right.