I mistakenly bought this instead of the potting soil. Is there a huge difference or can I use the garden soil with a gravel cap?
Hi. I'm about to set up a tank that will just have plants in it for a while and then I'm just adding some nerites. I'm sure I will eventually succumb and add fish, but I'm in no hurry to. Thus, the capped MiracleGro Organic Potting Mix sounds perfect for me. Could you point me to the information here about doing that??I use MiracleGro Organic Potting Mix, tree bark and all for my primary base material. I'm in the minority around here on that preference but don't mind at all. The setup time is much shorter starting NPT but you have to use the right capping material choice, depth of layers and monitor the tank the first month, stocking slowly until you see how the soil is going to settle in, bumpy and burpy or skipping all the drama and the cycle being well mannered right off. Got threads on tanks doing both.
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I think you mean start with emersed?In florida, the MGOC Garden Soil has cow manure in it.
all the other states has some chicken poop in it.
I use the MGOC Garden Soil in my tank (actually I made a mistake) but, W'll see how it turns out... But I start with a submersed setup and when I flood the tank, Maybe I can change the water couple of times before I put fish in there.