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  1. Substrate
    Hi everyone, In short, can I apply the mineralized topsoil approach mentioned by Aaron Talbot here with the miracle gro organic choice potting mix (MGOCPM)? Please continue reading for additional details. I am about to start my first planted tank. :smile2: Upon setting up this tank, I plan to...
  2. Substrate
    I'm getting ready to start my first dirted tank using mineralized topsoil. I wanted to check with the good folks here and make sure I was on the right track. I'm following this guide: www.visual.ly/how-mineralized-soil-substrate This is my shopping list so far. Kellogg Topper Lawn Soil Kellogg...
  3. For Sale/Trade
    I made a bunch of mineralized topsoil during the summer and now I have a bunch left over. I started with organic, OMRI listed topsoil and composted manure and did 9-10 wet dry cycles using AaronT's method. The soil has been double sifted so all the large pieces of wood, rock, and other junk are...
  4. Substrate
    I'm working my way through a conversion of a 45 tall (36"x12"x24"). I checked out the method on mineralized topsoil, and I'm in the process. About three days in, I started thinking the stuff I got from my nursery was kind of gross and woody. It stinks too. The soil is called Hapi-Grow. What kind...
  5. WTB/RAOK
    Looking for some mineralized topsoil to cover roughly 900 cubic inches. LMK what you have!
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have been spending a lot of time researching substrates and needless to say i've got questions. First a little info: I will be changing over my 55g to a 75g (48"x 18" footprint). The tank now contains hundreds of cherry shrimp, 7 Amano shrimp, 7 pygmy corys, 1 oto, 1 galaxy rasbora, 1...
  7. Planted Nano Tanks
    So I plan to set up my old 0.5g betta cube as a mineralized top soil tank, but instead of using Aaron Talbot's/Sean Murphy's original route to setting up a MTS tank (link below to said posting). http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=152027 Instead of using Potash, and Dolomite to...
  8. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    A local fish store closed and I picked up a couple gallon bottles of regular flourish. Also have several other items I'm looking to get rid of. Shipping is not included unless it says so. Check the latest post for details since I can't edit this. Flourish 1 gallon (4L)- $30 (note, NOT...
  9. Substrate
    So, I am planning on stripping down and redoing my new-ish tank for unrelated reasons (damn you snails...) and I'm wondering if I should switch from mineralized topsoil topped with sand to Aquasoil topped with sand. The mineralized topsoil has been incredibly messy and every time I dig it up to...
  10. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Anybody have leftover dolomite for adding to mineralized topsoil? http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquarium-pictures/displayimage.php?imageid=5498 I just need a small amount for a 36 gallon tank and I really don't want to buy a 25 pound bag of the stuff if I don't have to. I think...
  11. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I live in an apartment and have no room to make my own mineralized topsoil, but I would love to get some for a 36 gallon corner tank (34"x24"x21"). Anybody still making mineralized topsoil kits? I'm willing to pay whatever is fair.
  12. Tank Journals
    29 gallon tank eheim 2215 with hydor 200w inline heater mineralized topsoil capped with pool filter sand pressurized co2 system - reactor 500 with a 5 lb bottle 120 watts cfl 1 55 watt ah supply 3-6-10 and 1 65 watt current dual daylight 10,000k/6,700k 8 hours - 65 watt bulb 4 hours - 55 watt...
  13. Substrate
    Hi all I'm planning to start mineralizing topsoil using these instructions http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/library/52554-how-mineralized-soil-substrate-aaron-talbot.html and it says i should add dolomite as a calcium and magnesium source. I have hard water, with very high GH and KH...
  14. Substrate
    Hi all I just bought a 65g tank and now i have a dilemma about which substrate to use. My NC6 has azoo grower bed which i know is very good, but the label says to replace the substrate every 1.5 years, and seachem flourite is also good, and i thought of using onyx sand but it would be very...
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