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Miracle Grow Organic & Safe-T-Sorb... How much???

I have a standard 55g and I plan on using Miracle Grow Organic and capping it with STS. What depth do I need to have for each and how much MGO do I need to buy? The only thing I can find this time of year are the 8 qt bags.

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Hello! and welcome to dirty tanking.
Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix is my choice for bagged dirt.

1.5 to 2" placed in the tank dry, press the palm of your hand down with firm pressure and measure.
1 to 1.5" of capping material. I try for 3" total depth.
My journal threads have the setup info on what I've done on the first page or two if you care to take a peak. Any with dirt in the title.


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Hello! and welcome to dirty tanking.
Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix is my choice for bagged dirt.

1.5 to 2" placed in the tank dry, press the palm of your hand down with firm pressure and measure.
1 to 1.5" of capping material. I try for 3" total depth.
My journal threads have the setup info on what I've done on the first page or two if you care to take a peak. Any with dirt in the title.
Awesome. Thanks!
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I have a question on dirty tanks....

How are they say when you pull plants up to rescape? Won't that make a mess of things?
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