08-11-2011, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DKRST
Regarding the MTS, it's not a "gotta have it now or else" issue. I have a 55g with ecocomplete. I just added some MTS about 2 months ago. The tank was set up in January. You can always decide to add/not add the MTS at a later date. They help, but won't make-or-break the tank's success.
I could send you some MTS (just pay shipping), but I have a problem with some "oops" snails in my tank that came in with a recent plant, even after a potassium permanganate dip. They are really tiny, but definitely not MTS! I'd hate to accidentally send you some with the MTS.
Ooh. How much would shipping run, would you estimate? I dont want to pay too too much for them. I'm a little on the broke side, hah! (College kid)
If you'll still have some in a month or so, once my tank has been set up again in the dorms, I might take you up on that offer.
If I dont get any, though- how else to keep soil aerated? Im sure my fat nerite and betta wont be much help, haha!
When I siphon my tanks, every so often I shove the siphon's neck down into the substrate. I tend to get lots of those little white worms up when I do it, so I do it on occasion.
Would that help?
Never had such finnicky soil! lol!
Thanks, guys :)