Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
First Time w/ Dirt - 20L
Alright guys. Here we go. I don't normally like the idea of soil tanks, because they just seem like a muddy mess especially for a guy like myself who likes to rescape all the time. However, I wouldn't be a very good aquarist if I didn't at least give it a shot, right?
So here's my plan...going to go through the mineralized top soil process. I'll be picking up some soil this weekend to begin the soak, dry, repeat, sift process. I'll probably go three or four cycles while I wait for some clay and potash to show up.
I know its going to vary based on soil content, but, generally, how many pounds of soil will I need to start with for a 1 inch layer in a 20L? Ill be capping it with a 1 inch cap, most likely using a mix of pfs and black blasting crystals.
I use dry ferts to EI dose my 75. With soil, will I need to dose the tank at all, or will I want to modify an EI dosing regime?