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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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So I'm looking into purchasing dirt. Lowe's has Robin Hood Top Soil, wondering if anyone has used this before? Is there anything in there? Bag didn't give any details really, so I didn't know. All your input with be great, thanks!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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I use Home Depot top soil 40#s @ $1.17 a bag, unless I catch it on sale for .87


You can see the results in my 40 https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...53#post2040653 and Don's (crazydaz) tanks. https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=192640

The batches I built for those two tanks had a min of 7 cycles over a month, maybe a few more do to thunderstorms, I lost track.

While most people don't do that many, I think the results are obvious.

Cycle 1 & 2 I soak in a bucket for 5min. pour off anything floating. Cycles 3 and beyond I leave the dirt on the tarp and spray with a garden hose or take advantage of the rain. When drink I rake a few times a day to speed up the drying.

There area some good links on my Toxic Ten tank about using some fresh Organics with the MTS.
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Yeah, I do have dogs but not looking for snickers bars floating in the tank But I do like the journal and links you have on there. I dislike HD so rather go to Lowe's since it has better service, and overall look. Just didn't know if anyone has used this product before, but not many hits on this page so doesn't seem so...

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