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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Mts question

I'm thinking of trying some mts for my 20gal tank, my question is do I need to put any additional substrate on top of it like fluorite? Or is it best to just do the mts? Any advice is much appreciated!
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If your asking what to cap it with, just use sand. You can buy a 20 lb bag of it at fred meyers for around $5. If your asking if you need to add anything else for nutrients i wouldnt, just stick to the recipe for MTS and cap with sand.

On a side note, you can get really good red clay in powder form from Georgies here in portland OR., they have a website and will ship. I think i bought it at around $1 a pound. Worked great.
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you dont have to cap it but you will most likely regret it if u dont. just get what ever suits your personal look for a cap, pfs, playsand, ecocomplete ext ext. capping helps prevent the muck from getting stirred up so its hightly advised!!!
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Cool thanks for the response guys!
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