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Did I do OK, My first planted tank.


Hi, I wanted someones opinion about if I did my first dirt tank OK. I have a 5.5 gallon tank already cycled, I took all the fish-water filter out into a 5 gallon bucket-sponge filter. About 4 hours before I put about 2 quarts of MGOPM into a bucket and filler it with water 2-3 inches over the dirt. I then added the wet MGOPM, I tried to takeout the larger twigs-bark, this stuff is loaded with them ! I put 3/4 inch or so of the MGOPM on the bottom of the tank, then added about 1 inch of Pool filter sand, then placed a plastic shopping bag on the surface of the sand and slowly filled up the tank, the sand was half cleaned going in, it was a little cloudy not bad. Filter back, D sag, java-moss, anubias, couple stem, narrow leaf ancaris, little wish I had more for plants, How did I do, should I get an ammonia spike ? The light will be about 15 watts for 9 hours a day, thanks Hi I mean my first dirt tank!

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