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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Mixing in Mulm into Substrate

After many decades my tank has sprung a pinhole leak in a seam down close to the substrate. Now it looks like I'll have to break down the tank completely too make certain I recaulk the seam thoroughly. Now there's quite a bit of mulm laying near the back of the tank. I am considering buying new substrate but I got to wondering if mixing in this mulm into the existing substrate instead of buy new substrate if this would be a practical and beneficial way to proceed ?

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well it will definitely preserve a lot of Beneficial bacteria. and will promote plant stability when u start out... it really comes down to do you WANT new substrate?

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It will help seeding the good bacteria and because it been in the tank for awhile it's probably more decomposed to the state where plants can use it easier.

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What I'm really asking that I did not make clear is this. Does mulm contain the necessary nutrients for good plant growth ? I did do a search and came up with this https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/su...substrate.html there seems little in the way of information on this subject.

After doing a web search testimonial wise it seems adding the mulm into the substrate is a good idea
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