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Old 08-10-2011, 04:58 PM   #31
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Damn! and I worked hard on that one answering Tom LMAO!!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:00 PM   #32
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I like this,
"NPT is the use of dirt (any dirt) as the primary media under a containing cap material"
"NPT - natural planted tank
Broad term for soil based aquariums"
Keep it broad, include MTS, MGOCPM, top soil, potting soil, compost and mixtures.


To me though its anything soil based not specifically produced and sold as an aquarium substrate. But I'll accept those using soil based aquarium substrates like AS as part of the Order.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:01 PM   #33
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:02 PM   #34
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i like this,
"npt is the use of dirt (any dirt) as the primary media under a containing cap material"
"npt - natural planted tank
broad term for soil based aquariums"

keep it broad, include mts, mgocpm, top soil, potting soil, compost and mixtures.

To me its anything soil based not specifically produced and sold as an aquarium substrate.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #35
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I feel like a turd. I do have this still on my clipboard:

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Got dirt? Got it wet in a tank? Get a number and join! (if you choose)
Share what happens using what you put put in a tank both good and bad.
I'm not about 'excluding' people. More about doing and learning so nothing elite about me LOL.
I owe you big. So and I feel like this:

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Old 08-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #36
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I would like to be a part of this. I have two threads at the moment in the low tech forum. I guess they should really be in the journal sections. Exuse my noobieness. I wasn't sure cuz they are both low tech with MGOCPM sub.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:06 PM   #37
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you feel like muddy water?
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:07 PM   #38
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I would like to be a part of this. I have two threads at the moment in the low tech forum. I guess they should really be in the journal sections. Exuse my noobieness. I wasn't sure cuz they are both low tech with MGOCPM sub.
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doesn't matter what section just that you share in a thread
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doesn't matter what section just that you share in a thread
Cool! Thx!
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:09 PM   #40
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I feel like a turd. I do have this still on my clipboard:



I owe you big. So and I feel like this:

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Old 08-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #41
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Well, since no one picked up the ball yet:

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Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
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2 - nonconductive
3 - kamikazi
4 - wespastor
5 - demonr6
6 - DogFish
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8 - Bahugo
9 - firefiend
10 - sewingalot
*insert number & name here*
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #42
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Well, since no one picked up on this yet:

The Fraternity of Dirt
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*insert number & name here*
Just updates mine as #11
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #43
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kamikazi - Yup, cold and muddy like a dog sitting at the back door during a rain storm. That's a photograph of my tank as of yesterday, due to a not listening to Mike and Nonconductive about pulling up plants and adding too much clay to begin with.

Thanks for fixing my number, Mike.

I'm not trying to quote anything for a long while. (I think this is Karma. )
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #44
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ADA AS is "dirt" as well, is that included? It's clay loam, we have million's of metric cubic meter's worth in rice paddies. Pretty much the same stuff.

Non commercial will not suit the definition either.....since many use Miracle Grow etc.......and it's processed etc.......

Revise the definition somewhat to account for this? Or leave it be?
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Tom has a good point.
I think its more about DIY rather than using something like AS.
Leave it be! Dirt is dirt and from what I've read even AS doesn't always behave correctly.

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Thats all i do. i have found that a mixture of MGOC, some no name potting soil, and some no name top soil found at lowes seems to give me better results than just using 1 out of the 3.
Exactly! The kind of stuff we need to share with others
you read what I did on the lower stainless tank. Every thread will be different and stuff does happen.

hahaha stuff happens alright doesn't it #10 LMAO
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kamikazi - Yup, cold and muddy like a dog sitting at the back door during a rain storm. That's a photograph of my tank as of yesterday, due to a not listening to Mike and Nonconductive about pulling up plants and adding too much clay to begin with.
wow has it settled yet?
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