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Old 10-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Good Idea?


I've looked around on this site for this kind of question but would like some fresh opinions...

Would putting an inch of topsoil (80% reed sedge peat moss/ 20% sand) and then a cap of 2 inches of floramax work well? I have tap water with a relatively high pH and the buffering would be a bonus.

Going high tech with this tank.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Are you harvesting the sedge peat from the wild? How nutritious is it to plants?
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:14 PM   #3
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no it is store bought.

And I am not sure, I have never used dirt for a planted tank - I just have this stuff laying around
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Ah. A little bit of googling and I found that sedge peat is higher in nitrogen and less acidic when compared to sphagnum peat. Sounds good to use. Though if you're going high tech, I suggest using water column ferts as well.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:33 AM   #5
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thanks for the info,

anyone else with any experience/insight?
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