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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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My 5gal and 20 gal dirt tanks

Just bought a 55 gallon and am about to tear down these tanks to use the plants in the larger new tank, but I wanted to take some pictures before I do. I will probably redo these once the 55 is running, but I think I'm going to do newts in the 20 gallon. Anyway, thanks for taking a look. Both tanks have Miracle Grow Organic Potting Soil in them and they just get a water change once a week on Saturdays and top offs, but otherwise very little maintenance. The 20 has been running for about 6 maybe more months.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-24-2014, 05:58 AM
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Nice tanks. I like them both. Have you had much luck with stem plants. I do see 1 lone Bocopa growing . looks like you are growing it emergent.
I will be setting up a 55 gallon dirt tank soon myself. I will be using remineralized top soil & Flourite for the cap & added clay to the soil.
Good luck with the bigger tank. If I were you I would leave the small tanks alone for a while to learn from them some more. Personally , I do not like the pool sand.
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