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Just a note, I use Organic Choice potting mix for my tanks and it contains a lot of wood chips in the mix. The tannins that leaked into my tank were crazy, i have been changing the water regularly for almost 2 years now and the water still gets tea colored. Also, the potting mix decomposes over time, my mountainous aquascape is now pretty much flat, areas that used to have 6 inches of substrate are now just the top layer with the wood chips working their way to the surface every time the substrate gets disturbed by my trumpets.
Originally Posted by SinCrisis View Post
Now on the sides you can see where the two layers have begun to mix together. The depth of the sand in front of the dirt isn't that deep though. Which probably explains the mixing together.
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I tried screening, but then I found another issue, you cant add more soil without tearing your hardscape apart. Right now I sub in new soil with soil cubes, freezing soil into ice cube size blocks and stuffing it under the gravel. In my screened tank, I can't do that so its just... flat, but clean.
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