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Help dirting complications!!!

Ok so I dirted my 75 and used about an inch and a half of miracle gro organic potting mix and another inch and a half of play sand and well when i first put the dirt in because it smelled so horribly of amonia my mom wouldn't let me leave the dirt to soak for more than two hours before i capped it and now the tank has been filled and planted for about two weeks now and im getting a lot of hydrogen sulphide bubbles trapped in the substrate and well my question is, is there anything i can do to save the tank or will i have to scrap it and start over?

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Are you sure it's that and not just air bubbles, lol? Take a step stool and a chop stick and poke around the substrate for about twenty minutes. Then repeat this once a week until you don't get anymore bubbles.

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Probably just air.


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Does the gas smell rotten eggs?


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Sounds like the dirt was not rinsed so I'd be willing to bet that it's h2s and not air. Just poke the dirt with a butter knife, chop stick or whatever every day until the gas stops smelling like rotten eggs. Then get some mts to keep the soil aerated until your plants grow in and the roots take over. The bubbles will always be there. The smell should not.
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Yeah it smells horrible definitely not o2 and this probably sounds really stupid of me but what is mts again?

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MTS = malaysian trumpet snails. I have them in my dirted 55g. I get bubbles on occasion. I still poke the soil once every week to make sure there are no large pockets of air building up.

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Oh ok good i have about 30 of them in there

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Update: ok so the bubbles have been getting worse lots more and still stink even though ive been poking every inch of the substrate everyday any other advice?

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You need more plant's,a lot more.
Plant's can transport oxygen to their root's and no worries bout hydrogen sulphide.
Your substrate depth is not deep enough for the H2s boogey man to even be concern.
Trumpet snail's too make H2s non issue.
Is more likely oxygen escaping.
Honestly,, maybe five out of a hundred people could say they have smelt real rotten egg's.
Hydrogen sulphide is rendered harmless once it makes contact with oxygen in the water.
If this were not so,,then those running deep sand bed's in marine tank's would report all kind's of issues and they don't.
Foul smelling tanks ,particularly those that smell of ammonia are often result of dirty filter's where organic matter collect's and begins to decay.
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It's probably just the smell of the chicken manure in the MGOC. It should go away once it breaks down.

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You need more plant's,a lot more.
Ok great news then ad what plants should i put in i mostly have access to lots of jungle val, hygrophila polysperma, rotala rotund, some species of lily, and what i think might be DHG (pictured below) and also do you think the tank is safe to start putting fish in its been cycling for about a little more than three weeks

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Would wait on the fish and add more of the plant's which also have ability to uptake ammonia and use it for growth.
All the plant's you mention would be fine in my view with exception of the rotala which often does better in CO2 enhanced tank.

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It's probably just the smell of the chicken manure in the MGOC. It should go away once it breaks down.
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with exception of the rotala which often does better in CO2 enhanced tank.
if i get co2 will the rotala be a good plant for it?



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+1 that you need way more plants

Rotala grows super fast under medium - high light and CO2

The first few months of having dirt will be weird. Just be patient and wait for things to settle.


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