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Old 01-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #391
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They won't mess with the shrimp as far as I know. I have them too and they seem to help break down the uneaten food in my shrimp tank.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #392
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OK, all you dirty people, listen up. This coming Saturday, the 28th, my internet radio show is all about using soil in the aquarium. We have three special guests:

Betty Harris- Betty has been doing the "Walstad method" since 2001. She helped me to create the "El Natural" forum before I merged it with APC. She also has her own forum called GAB. She will be talking about the basic principals of what the Walstad method is. One of her Walstad NPTs has been running for over seven years.

I will be giving away my own copy of Diana Walstads Ecology of the Planted Aquarium, autographed by Diana Walstad, to the tenth caller after we talk. to Betty.

Glenn McCreedy, moderator here at plantedtank.net, will be talking about his experience using mineralized soil, why he chose this method, what he likes about it, and what he doesn't like about it.

Chris Brown, has been researching his own improved method that takes the mineralized soil recipe and expands it. He uses a lot of humus and peat. He hasn't discussed it much here, but has gone into great detail about it on APE. He will discuss all of this and be open to your questions.

YOU can ask any of the guests questions by calling in at the toll free number, or via a live chat room which will be on the episode web page while the show is live. You will be able to chat with anyone else logged in during the show.

I will also be giving away a substrate fert product and fish food to callers.

January 28th, 10 am pacific time. The link is in my signature.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #393
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This coming Saturday, the 28th, my internet radio show is all about using soil in the aquarium. We have three special guests:

Chris Brown, uses a lot of humus and peat.
I probably won't be up early enough to get involved. Could you post the info on this on this forum?

I use reptile coconut bark under dirt, for it is cheaper than peat. Would like to know his opinion on it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #394
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10 am Pacific time, west coast time... noon central, 1pm east coast time, you are still asleep then!

The link is in my signature, if you go to the episode page, you can get an email reminder of the show, by clicking on the email reminder button... The show is also recorded as a podcast, you can listen to anytime.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #395
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Cool! Ill be tuning in, inhabe two dirt tanks The last one with Jason Baliban was great. I really enjoyed it. A lot of good info. Thanks for doing it!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:51 AM   #396
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10 am Pacific time, west coast time... noon central, 1pm east coast time
Thanks!! Thought it was 10 am EST. The 1pm I can make.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #397
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Well I was somewhat reluctant to read a thread with so many replies but this one I just had to. I started a dirt tank (my second tank) back at the beginning of January 2012 and just yesterday decided to add dirt to my main tank as well.

Needless to say: I'm sold!

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #398
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Very cool to see the family still growing

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #399
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Hey guys, here's my tank thread:

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Does anyone else have these tiny little worms in their dirt substrate? They are off white ish and about half an inch to an inch long. I never noticed them till today and I don't think they were introduce into my fishtank from anything I added unless my water had eggs in it and then I have bigger problems. I only have 6 otos and 50+ Malaysian trumpet snails and ramshorn snails. They don't seem too be affecting my otos either. I'm about to pick up 50 cherry shrimp on Wednesday and want to make sure these won't affect them. If fish will eat them then I will pick up some corys.
Well I did some research and I guess they are nematodes. They say they are harmless but it means you either overfeed(I have otos and 50 cherry shrimp which get feed once a day) or you have alot of decaying planet matter lying around
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