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Old 07-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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My 20l dirt farm


So this my 1st attempt at a dirted tank, 2nd attempt at a planted tank.



I have about 2 inchs or so of marical grow organic potting mix, then a mixture of aquarium gravel and aquarium sand.

i ended up doing the mixetur after about a week. at first i just had gravel, it wasnt enough to keep the mgopm down. hoping the sand mixture will stop it.

im sure im supose to write more, but i dont know what. so if u have questions ask
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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Here is my tank after about 2 weeks

I got the some plants plants off ebay
Rotala Colorata
Rotala Wallichii
Bacopa Monnieri
Blyxa Japonica
Myriophyllum mattogrossense
Ludwigia Arcuata

and from petsmart

Bacopa frill ( even tho i ask for Cabomba)
And a Java fern

also a bonus plant im not sure what it is
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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as the stems you have become established and start growing top them often and replant the trimmings.

mo plants mo better on new dirt tanks
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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Yea whats the proper way to cut them?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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on stems cut between the leaf nodes or at branching points. I use small scissors or just my thumbnail.
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Not hard at all. I bet even i can manage to do that
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Are you going to add dw or anything to the tank?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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Dw? Sorry dont know what that is. But sure ill add some
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here is a updated pic. it looks like my java fern is turning brown any tips?

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here is a updated pic. it looks like my java fern is turning brown any tips?
don't bury it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsorum_pteropus
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Ahhh so i need to pull it out of the dirt. Good to know
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Ok pulled it out of the dirt now lets see how it does.
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so i havent up dated in a while, here is a pick of the tank from this after noon
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