10-09-2010, 11:15 AM
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They usually cloud up on me when I first set them up. (I keep a little HOB filter on standby so I can clear them up faster.)
I did mention to pour the water on your hand so it doesn't disturb the gravel bed, right? :P
I'm setting mine up tuesday or wednesday. Trying to plan out where I want everything...And have to buy the sand.
(It's sometimes a pain to pull plants up. Not as bad as you'd think, but some plants make larger messes than others. Vals and sags usually are clean though.)
I set up a new tank yesterday- A super mega nano. It holds less than 1/8th of a cup of water... (Maybe 3 ounces?) It's only occupant is a single ramshorn snail. :P
I'll post pics when I can.
One of the great things about OC potting soil is that it will not leach ammonia into the water, it stays light (doesn't compact), and (I'm pretty sure..) has dolomite in it to stabilise ph around 7.0.
I'm just not sure how mineral-rich it is. That's the only reason I'm using mineralised soil... In a small tank, and it's your first time, go ahead and use OC only.
I also decided to take an additional safeguard: I had some sand left over from my asian tank, so I powdered up the mineralised soil (which was a pain...) and mixed it with sand- about half and half.
Last edited by redchigh; 10-09-2010 at 11:34 AM..