Planted tank with Soil Substrate
So I've read Diana Walstad's book several times and find it immensely appealing (must be the chemist in me). I would like to set up a 55G in the manner she describes. The only visual evidence I have seen of an actual setup like this is from Mike Edwardes (he breeds tropical fish, has a nice website, Google for it).
I guess I would like to hear of some/any experiences people have with this method. Will it work if you won't have any sunlight on your tank?
What specific kinds of potting soil can you use for this? I think that's my main concern, as she's not very specific about that.