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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Topsoil... any recommendations?

Does anyone know of a kind of topsoil that I can use in my tanks, safe for fish, and etc. AND CHEAP! I pretty much got the whole idea down, but last time I went to Home Depot, I had no idea what to buy.
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Ummm, your back yard. If you're concerned about chemicals, is there an organic gardener in the neighborhood?

Ok, check the labels on the bags of topsoil. You're looking for nothing. Zero additives.
Unfortunately all the chain stores use multiple sources for their products so telling you to purchase X brand topsoil is useless advice unless it comes from someone in your town.

The one "brand" I will recommend is worm castings. Very little organic material as the worms digested it.
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Ahh okay, so just from my backyard, sounds good
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you can also just go to a landscaping center and ask for a bucket full of plain black dirt. you have to make sure they are the type of facility that delivers dirt and other materials to job sites

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