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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question Miracle Grow and Sand Tank

How much miracle grow is needed. and is it efficent in growing plants?
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It works fine for me but you can just as easily throw some root tabs under the sand and get more or less the same effect. I'd say about 2/3 soil 1/3 cap or 3/4 soil 1/4 cap. Depth depends on how deep you want it. Make sure you get the Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix.


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I try to make the soil base about 1.5 to 2" thick.
Done several tanks this way so safe to say I like the results.


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Ditto to wkndracer. 2-3" of soil 1.5-2" sand cap. Works great

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What kind of potting soil should i purchase?
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What kind of potting soil should i purchase?
Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix if available gives consistent results for many using it.


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soil works great but Just be aware that it can make a big mess if you like to move plants around.


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Use any sot of organic potting mix. My area didn't have miracle grow but it had something similar and so far so good.

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my local store has dirt that is "organic and natural" should i stay away from this or is this ok to use
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as long as there is dirt in it, and no (or very very little) manure in it is should be fine, or so i read...i used MGOCPM myself
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Do you guys add clay to the potting mix? Just curious because I've read where it is helpful but I don't know if it's necessary. Thanks
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