Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Forest City ON, Canada
Looking at dirt
I've had a 90 gallon for a few years, low tech as it gets, with moderate success.
I have always had the urge to try something new, something I haven't done before, and a dirted tank has been catching my eye lately.
The tank has 2 oto's and a small plec, I think it is a pitbull plec, 2" long, 8 years old or so.... didn't even know it was in there.
Everyone seems to have different opinions on soaking the dirt. I was hoping to soak MGOCPM (with water changes) for up to a month to reduce the ammonia spike. Would this work when changing over an established tank to dirt? capping with blasting sand or PFS.
My overall goal was going to be a large colony of neo shrimp, a large school of micro rasboras and a large school of pygmy cory cats.
Should I be concerned over this plan at all?