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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Making MTS...

Undergoing the process of making a bunch of MTS for my 125 gallon, and was wondering if someone experienced could help me find the best place to buy dolomite, and muriate of potash preferably a local store, as I just tried to buy some muriate that was $5 and shipping was $14... Also do I need dolomite powder? Aside from that, does Home Depot carry a basic topsoil that would be best? It seems they carry living earth, gardenese, and timberline brand topsoil's. Would one of these be ideal? Any and all input would be appreciated...
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first place to look is echters or palino gardens then if not there are many hydro shops one next to coyote motorsports 58th and i25 and another on colfax. i would go the one on 58th first.
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first place to look is echters or palino gardens then if not there are many hydro shops one next to coyote motorsports 58th and i25 and another on colfax. i would go the one on 58th first.
Thanks bro... Anyone know if theres a decent brand of topsoil at the local home depot? And do I buy the dolomite powder?
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just get whatever topsoil u can shouldnt have that much difference, ive got some really expensive compost that i want to try and use but idk if it can work cause its so potent, spring time i might have to try it and see. keep track of what u do and what worked best for u, i kinda want to see how yours turns out.
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Definately... I will be making a elaborate journal of this tank setup. I pick up the 125g tank on saturday. Ordering 2x36'' 2x39w T5HO fixtures on friday to mount into the canopy. I went and hand picked some gorgeous boulders 5lb all the way to about 70lb up in the mountains. Going to put peacock moss on the rocks. Then I plan to make a bunch of MTS and cover it with white pool filter sand. Bought a huge and beautiful piece of manzanita wood from PC1 that I'm going to attach peacock, or christmas moss and java fern to. Then I'm going to create a carpet of utricularia graminifolia, and glossostigma elatinoides. I cant wait to see the pictures myself =)
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i have had great success using soil from my yard, that is great if you have a yard with enough dirt in it

instead of dolomite i believe (and please correct me if i am wrong) you can use crushed coral or cuttlebone, which where i am from is free from the beach, and epsom salt. I couldnt find muriate of potash here so i went without just using the garden soil, crushed cuttle-bone and epsom salt method.

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