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  1. Substrate
    I have a PFS cap over some worm castings for dirt and I've noticed that it's gotten crusty. Not just on the very top, but throughout. I try to stir and break it up when I plant in it, but it goes back to crusty pretty soon. I do have trumpet snails, but they don't seem to make that much of a...
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    Last night stayed up unthinkably late in order to finish planting these guys. A huge thank you to Trinsfish.com for the hook up on the plants. They definitely over delivered with great healthy plants. Well here is the set up. 125g Tank Fluval Fx6 Canister Sera Flore Inline Reactor GLA Co2...
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    I got this tank from my in-laws over Christmas. It was destined for the dump, so I rescued it. I have been looking at tanks and really enjoying getting back into the hobby, so I decided that I would have a go at setting up a dirted tank. There are some amazing scapes that have been achieved...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLOxEl1JFSM After a long break, I decided to get back into the hobby and start making videos again. This is a quick video with a full update coming soon!
  5. Substrate
    OK, I've read enough threads on substrate to make my eyeballs bleed. Most of them end up talking about layering the substrate. My issue with layering my substrate is more one of clumsyness etc. I tend to move my plants around until I get them to just the "right" location to my liking, and in...
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    I am currently running a 75 gallon tank with plastic plants. Contemplating switching over to live plants, which I have previously attempted and looked good for the first couple months before I started and lost an algae battle. My previous substrate was peat moss and soil master select. My...
  7. Substrate
    My last venture into the realm of low tech planted tanks came to a frustrating end when I stirred my substrate. I'd had the tank running for about one year. The substrate was simply pool filter sand (probably 1mm to 3mm in size) and was about 2" deep. It was sparsely planted, but the plants...
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