in setting up a new tank, just throw some rotting junk in?
So I recently set up my first tank and I'm thinking of setting up another.
I used live plants.
I've been thinking lately that instead of using chemical fertilizers, wouldn't it make sense to just throw in like a lemon or some banana peels to an aquarium?
A lemon for instance would lower PH in the case of high PH. Bananas contain potassium and iron.
As they rot they use up oxygen and give off CO2. I have a hunch that encouraging a bacterial bloom likely accelerates the nitrogen cycle.