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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question MTS vs MGOCPM?

I will be moving soon and am taking this chance to redo my 20L. I really want to use soil as the substrate but wasn't sure which way to go. It seems that people have had good results with both MTS and MGOCPM, but is there a benefit of one over the other? Obviously, MTS requires more materials and time to make, whereas MGOCPM just needs to be sifted.

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Oh, and for those of you who have soil substrates, do you ever use root tabs with them? I have some extra but thought that might be a bit excessive.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 12:22 AM
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For what it's worth, I haven't had dirt for long, but my Amazon swords have exploded after being transferred from some standard eco-complete. The only thing about dirt is it's messy and I get gas pockets that smell like sulfur (only in the 75G though)

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From my searching I believe MTS (as per AaronT) will last a lot longer due to clay/potash/dolomite being embedded in the substrate, means you don't ever need supplemental minerals (aside from I believe very minor potassium dosing after 1-2 years).

I've now got 3 MTS tanks, never experienced the sulfur/gas pockets issues. I have not tried MGOCPM, so can't comment on that.
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MGOCPM is easy

havent done the MTS

i really liked the miracle grow because you just rip the bag and pour it in

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