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  1. leaf
    07-19-2017 07:26 PM - permalink
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    "Hot" Substrate Cycle Theory
    i. Organics - Peat,Eggshell. Sugarcane Charcoal
    ii. Inerts- Pumice, BDBS
    iii. Layering
    Pumice Bottom. Allows for thermal expansion of water with the affect of increased nutrient mobility through substrate.
    Eggshell/Peat Sublayer: Peat provides buffering, and slow nitrogen release, and many micronutrients. Tons of organic carbon. Sugarcane charcoal - bacterial layer with high cec. Has residual sugars to supplement peat with cycling.
    Top cap: BDBS 2 inches to keep substrates down and allow for mulm breakdown.
    iv. Colonization and Cooking- Fill tank enough to submerge an aquarium heater and run canister filter. Run at 87* or higher for 2 weeks, do not change water. After 2nd week, remove heater and 70% of brown water and fill tank to top. Flora can be introduced.
    v. After scum disappears and water turns crystal clear, do another 70% water change before introducing any fauna.
  2. leaf
    07-16-2017 08:16 PM - permalink
    leaf
    A cloud is floating by in the shape of an 40b
  3. leaf
    03-16-2017 06:30 AM - permalink
    leaf
    I want to return to the hobby. Planted tank by April 2017?
  4. leaf
    09-06-2009 07:39 PM - permalink
    leaf
    L.N.C. Member 001

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    I have a decent green thumb
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08-21-2017
05:31 AM - leaf quoted MasterofCloak in post 120 Gallon Planted Aquarium
I would like the carpet to be comp...
07-20-2017
05:04 AM - Esteban Colberto quoted leaf in post Cheap fine mech media?
I've found coconut fibers...
07-14-2017
07:10 PM - Esteban Colberto quoted leaf in post Looking for a certian Sand.
Have you considered that ...
07-06-2017
03:33 PM - Deedledee quoted leaf in post Help with co2 selection.
Ouch! It cost me $54 here...
06:39 AM - leaf quoted Deedledee in post Help with co2 selection.
I'm in Canada. I paid $200.00 ...
06-30-2017
09:37 PM - Deedledee quoted leaf in post Help with co2 selection.
Those taprite regs from m...
09:12 PM - leaf quoted Deedledee in post Help with co2 selection.
Sorry to hear about you DIY. I...
06-16-2017
03:40 PM - leaf quoted deepgreen1 in post What is the cheapest two stage CO2 regulator?
Your idea about using two singl...
06-13-2017
10:10 AM - Omar EAZi quoted leaf in post Nigel's Iwagumi - 34 gallon
There's always a balance....
06-12-2017
06:45 AM - leaf quoted dcutl002 in post "Recall" the Hex (8/20)
6/11/17 Added Black Diamon...
06-10-2017
09:05 PM - leaf quoted Omar EAZi in post Nigel's Iwagumi - 34 gallon
Just a question, did you thin...
06-02-2017
04:23 PM - Krispyplants quoted leaf in post Krispy's 22 gal long
Really nice monte carlo c...
05-20-2017
03:07 AM - Chrisds0623 quoted leaf in post 40gallon breeder
What a nice variety of pl...
05-17-2017
12:09 AM - OwNeD162 quoted leaf in post OwNeD162 - First Planted Tank - Low Tech 20G - 'The Peak'
Its a great start. I'm ju...

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