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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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5 gallon random trial of home made worm casting/eco complete

decided to tear down 1 of my 5 gallons take the ecco complete out to use as a cap for worm casting

ive been keeping a worm bin now for like 2 years... its overflowing with black gold which started off as coconut husks, newspaper, and vegitable peels that were buried in the coconut husks and news paper... i added like 40 red wrigglers and now every scoop has red wrigglers in it...

so i spent half the day today slowly getting the worms out some of the worm castings and after getting about a good 8 lbs worth i started to fill my 5 gallon with 1" worm casting and 1" leftover ecco complete... surprisingly enough after adding water i didnt end up with a cloudy mess like i was execting from the worm casting...

anywayz i planted some elocharis Belem and Limnophila sp. 'Mini'.. the substrate feels extremely soft while planting (almost muddy feeling)

ill try to take some pictures sometime today (i didnt really scape the tank... i just placed randomly to test out if my coconut husk newspaper veggy worm castings will work out well without having to use ei dosing or anything to grow plants)

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 07:31 PM
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Sounds like an interesting experiment! ive built a few worm bins for friends, and i still have an empty one i built for myself!


could never find a good source for red wigglers (other than bait worms)


Let me know if you would want to part with some!!


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