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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Fix my mistake please :)

Hey guys, I think I just messed up really bad by making a stupid mistake, so now i ask you guys for help to fix my mishap. I just filled my tank today and I used potting soil from meijer, a walmart like store, and the gal told me that there is no reason not to use the soil in an aquarium so i listened to her and am screwed I believe, the soil that she choose for me has darkened my water to a pitch pitch black point, and there is floating white things and a foamy like appearance on the top of the water, it sucks, any ideas on how to fix this problem? I would love you forever if you solved it!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 12:49 AM
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Drain the tank. Get rid of the crap. Find some decent substrate. Don't listen to the brainless moron at the store that has no idea about aquariums other than they are glass boxes full of water.

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haha glass boxes full of water. I think its more observed as boxes full of water with fish; some think plastic is an alternative.
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