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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Today it was time to mow the lawn even though it's almost December and Minnesota is FREEZING! Who said you can't mow the lawn in late November anyways? haha!

>10" x 13" x 2" Platter
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>Eco-Complete Substrate Added
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> HC Clippings Added
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> Close Up
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> ZooMed CFL Fixture With Two 13w 6,500K Bulbs
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> Marley Is Curious About What I Am Doing! lol
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The substrate is over just over 1" deep and I filled the unit to about 1/2'-1/4" under the substrate using tank water.

Does anyone see anything wrong with this DSM setup?

Any comments/suggestions?
 

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Yup, kinda hard to comment on an empty tray. :)
 

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I am trying something similar as well....good idea to try and grow more for another tank so you don't have to keep buying it.

Will you need something added to the eco-complete though? Like root tabs?
 

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Good to know.

From what I have read on here, there is nothing beneficial in eco-complete itself so I wasn't sure if the roots would get enough nutrients etc.
 

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nothing beneficial in eco-complete itself
I've heard that before as well but it is simply not true. See my tank journal in my signature.

> Listed nutrients on the from of the bag
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I love Eco-Complete and would recommend it to anyone. It a wonderful substrate and I have had nothing but positive results.

I will say however, Eco-Complete does not grow plaint like AquaSoil or Dirt but it does get the job done.
 

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Interesting. I wouldn't have thought Eco-Complete had enough nutrients either.

Have you tried it with old Eco-Complete?
 

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I spread the clippings across the top of the subtrate evenly and then the pressed down firmly to kind of imbed them into the substrate. That's it.

I've done an HC DSM with 1 year old Eco-Complete rinsed before and it worked well.
 
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