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Arrow three tanks - 3 photos by Aquaticz

Hello, Thought some of you might like to see a few photos. I like to look at other tanks for ideas & I thought you may also...enjoy

40 gal is a shrimp only tank - low light & no CO2,eheim 2213, ebojager heater
55 & 75 gallon - in common - diy 4x 55w CF, eheim 2217, ebo jager heater

75 Gallon has inerrt gravel
55 gallon has Oil_Dri as the substrate
NPK & Flourish - All tanks EI ( one version or the other)

Hope you like the pics------->

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wow i never heard of using oil dri as a substrate.....what should i watch out for when purchasing oil dri ? BTW love all the tank pictures very inspiring!
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Oil -Dri in my humle opinion 'rocks".
It is made of a molimite (sp?) clay that has been fired. It has a hign CEC. It absorbs fertilizers & looks natural. The best part is........ for a 55 gallon tank it cost a whooping $7.00.

My experience with it..... rinse it gently or you will crete more dust. Also I fertilized with osomcoat Plus in gel caps. It took two months for it to settle down, meaning I had a lot of algea. I did a lot of water changes initially.

Probably the best kept secret when it comes to substrates. I plan on getting more & pre fertilizing before putting it in a tank for a period of two months - I can wait :-)

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