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Dirt my 75?

Thinking about mudding this tank out. Add 75 lbs or so of topsoil and then cover with the existing sand. ANy tips or tricks?

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I am planning to use miracle grow organic, or a plain topsoil. Should I bother mineralizing? This is a tank that fish will need to go back in pretty quickly.

I'm encountering some anaerobic spots in my PFS again, and my hydrogen peroxide injections only help for so long. Giving the substrate more room to grow roots seems like a good idea. Maybe deep enough to protecct the mts from the co2 death they seem to always get....

Some other tricks up my sleeve for under the susbstrate too.


What do you think? 75 lbs of soil, with a few goodies under, topped with about 70 lbs of pfs(boiled and rinsed and hydrogen peroxide injected.)

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MINERALIZE! if you can. it helps the longevity of the substrate. If the tanks footprint is 48"L x 18"W then it will need about 75lb of dirt and 100lbs of sand. or at least thats what i used on my tank with the same footprint.

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Why?
With all the fertz you have on hand, an inert substrate would work well.
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Why?
With all the fertz you have on hand, an inert substrate would work well.
imho.

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Because I like to do new things. Why not? I even have a tank with ada aquasoil.
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In the same boat Over_Stocked.

I can shot you some youtube vids from a guy in another forum..PM?
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