Switching from gravel to dirt?
How would I go about adding soil substrate to my tank. I currently have a low tech setup with basic aquarium gravel with root tabs inserted. Should I (or would it be necessary) to use soil. I have noticed some tiny pinholes in my wisteria, hasn't inhibited the growth though, as I have to trim it every week or two. I figures that using soil will up my nutrients for the flora. Could I add it right on top of the gravel? Remove the gravel completely and replace??? If so what kind to use?
If I do switch I will drain water into a 5 gallon bucket, put the Betta and snails into a 2.5 tank, remove plants, remove old gravel, replace with soil substrate, add water from 5 gallon bucket, replant plants, top off with new and then put the fish and snails back into their home. Think this would screw up my cycle at all?
Low Tech 10 Gallon Setup:
Java moss ball
Male King Betta
x5 Nerite snails
Dosing Flourish 1x per week.
Adding flourish root tabs every 3 months or so.
x2 10 watt 50/50 Aqueon CFL.
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