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Old 03-16-2012, 12:58 AM   #16
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I went ahead and swapped out the gravel for MG and sand. I think it looks much better. It took forever to rinse the sand. Here's a cloudy pic.

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Old 03-16-2012, 03:33 AM   #17
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Looks 10x better with the Mg+Sand and I'm sure your plants appreciate it to
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:39 AM   #18
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Looks 10x better with the Mg+Sand and I'm sure your plants appreciate it to
+ 1 only thing that I would do differently is black sand since replant and or mistake filling and the sand looks "natural" with black sand it all just blends but I'm a fan of natural.

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:48 AM   #19
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Thanks for the replies fellas. Yea I was too impatient to order black sand so I just went with the natural look.


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Old 03-16-2012, 04:58 AM   #20
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Oh almost forgot. I almost made a huge error today while adding the mg. The wife went to the grocery so I texted her to bring back the organic mg. She came home with the organic plant food. I didn't even notice until started dumping it in the tank and I was like man this stuff reeks. Looked closely at the bag and realized the mistake. Its pretty bad that I almost didn't know the difference between soil and plant food.


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Old 03-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #21
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LOL @ the plant food versus soil. Sounds like some of the things I've done over the years. Looks like you, peyton and I are neighbors! I'm in Huntington, so cool to see the hobby finally hitting our area full swing. If you ever see plants I have you want, I'd be glad to meet up with you for a trade. Gotta help a fellow plant neighbor! Where did you find the plants? They look like they are in good shape.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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Cool. I got the plants at petland across the bridge in southpoint, Oh. They don't have a huge selection but the plants that I purchased looked to be in good shape.


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Old 03-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #23
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Petland is one of the best places for plants in this area I've found. Luckily, you can get a lot of great things here that you can't find locally and usually cheaper. Also, if you talk to the manager at Petland, they will often order plants for you.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:58 AM   #24
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Light levels look good to me, I am a little concerned about the lack of cycling though! The bacterial bloom should die down soon enough though!
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