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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Dirted tank

Can I do a dirted tank without a gravel or sand cap?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 07:21 PM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't think so. I have a dirted shrimp tank with a sand cap and shortly after I posted this thread I changed the water and poured it in too quickly and stirred the dirt up everywhere lol.
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I think you could, it wouldn't be very easy though. You wouldn't be able to have very much flow in the tank, and during water changes you would have to be super careful. And you couldn't have fish that stir the substrate.
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Yeah I picked up a few bags of river gravel. Has anyone tried mixing clay with their dirt?
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Well I found the best thing is to add some sort of laterite to the dirt, whether it's FLPL, floramax, flourite, etc...... Then I can it with 1/2" of flourite black, then cap that with 1" of PFS.

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