Join Date: May 2015
Location: british columbia
Hey! I am also on day 3, second dirted tank for me.
Melting is normal, a lot of my plants are starting to look pretty bad. I expect them to get a lot worse but I can see a very small amount of new growth, so I'm not worried. My first dirted tank I used miracle grow organic choice, it's been up for about 4 months now still lots of tannins and brown water, clear, but brown.
My aquarium that's on day 3 has crystal clear water (so far, fingers crossed this continues), I used organic black earth with a small amount of miracle grow in this one. I did soak and dry the dirt for a few weeks prior to setting up and got all the floating wood and large sticks out. So far I am much happier this time around.
Good luck with your tank!!