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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re-Dirting a tank

I have to redirt my tank, the dirt i have is very old and isn't doing its job to help grow the plants, will Sta-Green flower and vegetable garden soil with fertelizer be an ok dirt to use, ive used organic stuff before but im all out
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Everything will work. How will depends on if you can find and maintain balance in the tank.

It really is that simple. the organics/ferts in the soil + bio-load of the fish must not be more than the filter & plants can use. You lights will determine the speed of the process.
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I say go for it because I don't see why not. Dirt is dirt. I used some super cheap fertilized dirt and used Osmocote Plus with it too. I sprinkled it on the bottom before putting the dirt in.

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Alright, i'll use that dirt and thanks
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I'm using some I got out of my backyard with a shovel. You'll be fine, just avoid anything with manure. I would recommend avoiding dirts with fertz.

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No point in avoiding dirt with ferts if you're going to fert it anyway.

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