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Old 11-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #271
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There are many methods out there using a type of "dirt". I use mineralized topsoil personally, but I am venturing into trying the miracle gro organic "stuff" very shortly. I have seen some nice tanks using this stuff, may as well try it!

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Now therefore be it resolved that I, Gatekeeper, will not be considered a Dirty Tanker or be associated in any way thereto, and will continue on my own course of action as a lone soldier in this harsh hobby of mass segregation by methodology and material product selection.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #272
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Now therefore be it resolved that I, Gatekeeper, will not be considered a Dirty Tanker or be associated in any way thereto, and will continue on my own course of action as a lone soldier in this harsh hobby of mass segregation by methodology and material product selection.
Glenn you always crack me up!
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #273
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Bwahahaha!

thanx guys.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:27 AM   #274
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I told DogFish that he was member #1 in The Fraternity Of Poo.
Of course, he may be the only member...
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:39 AM   #275
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...Even Dogfish and his Dog Poo Tank is welcome with an open nose LMAO
Excuse me, the proper terminology for type of substrate is YDDP (Yard Dirt & Dog Poop).

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Old 11-18-2011, 03:44 AM   #276
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Excuse me, the proper terminology for type of substrate is YDDP (Yard Dirt & Dog Poop).

ruck ro scooby! more internet phraseology terminology methodology

but you did list dirt being in it
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:54 AM   #277
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Mike, now there's a lot of research and science that goes into building YDDP.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:09 AM   #278
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Mike, now there's a lot of research and science that goes into building YDDP.
Purina Puppy Chow too.


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Old 11-18-2011, 04:18 AM   #279
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Can't we all just get along...for the love of dirt.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:35 AM   #280
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Can't we all just get along...for the love of dirt.
yes we can, and we do just that in fact, so moving right along
(Primarily a membership thread here right?)

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:47 PM   #281
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Some of my plants are dying, whyyyyyyyy. My amazon sword is yellowing and has holes in the leaves, and some of my crypts are loosing leaves. Any ideas? It's been up for three months. Just a dirt mood swing?
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #282
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Some of my plants are dying, whyyyyyyyy. My amazon sword is yellowing and has holes in the leaves, and some of my crypts are loosing leaves. Any ideas? It's been up for three months. Just a dirt mood swing?
shouldn't be any nutrient change in the sub after only 3 months , checked your thread and no mention of problems or changes in the journal.

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Old 11-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #283
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It just started this week. I was using a little bit of excel for a few weeks to combat the algae
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:53 PM   #284
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I would try root tabs and trim away any dead roting leaves. I does seem too soon for the soil to be used up, has anything changed?
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #285
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"checked your thread and no mention of problems or changes in the journal."

Tank specific topics are for the journals guy's not the frat thread plz.
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