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My adventure into a "Muddy Tank"!

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My adventure into a "Muddy Tank"!
Old 07-16-2013, 07:04 AM   #11
 
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BEAUTIFUL! ^.^ I knew it wouldn't take long to clear up. And they said it couldn't be done!!! Can't wait to see how this tank progresses. . . I just love the look of the dirt with no cap. And. . . I know it sounds weird, but I love that dirt smell, lol.

*wonders if TMS will burrow through the dirt*

Have you had a chance to test parameters??! I'm really curious as to what/if anything is going on in there. . .
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #12
 
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TMS??? No Jes I haven't tested them yet.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:10 PM   #13
 
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lol, sorry! I meant MTS!!! Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Are they in yet? Darn initials!!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #14
 
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No sand in this tank just dirt. As for a smell well it smells like dirt water if that makes sense. Not as much now as it did yesterday but nonetheless a smell.
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*facepalm* Sorry, I meant dirt! So not used to using that word in conjunction with a tank. Hahahaha.

It looks GORGEOUS, I love it so much! Do you think the baking mineralized it at all? Like the procedure with constant wet/dry on top soil?

Totally gonna have to give this a whirl one day.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #15
 
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Have read that oxidation is oxidation is oxidation which is part of the reason for mineralizing it. Baking works the same.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #16
 
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lol, sorry! I meant MTS!!! Malaysian Trumpet Snails. Are they in yet? Darn initials!!!
Yes they are in there. They seem to be doing well. They also burrow through the dirt just the same as sand or sand/dirt mix.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:27 AM   #17
 
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Some more pics....



My sad lil crypt that refuses to grow. LoL I guess I should be happy that it hasn't melted yet like most of mine do!!


Here are the MTS Jes.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #18
 
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Hmmm. This has gotten me really curious. Besides the environmental issues of peat, would you think using peat or a mixture of peat/soil could work as an only substrate? I'm assuming it would soften water a bit, considering its used in filters for the purpose.....*chin scratch* I know it can waterlog easily, although its still rather 'light'.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #19
 
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Hmmm.... I don't know Jen. The soil is already light as it is and mixing it with peat might make it too light. Through can't say for sure as I have never used peat. Tomorrow when I am off I am going to check the parameters and let y'all know what they are. I would say if you have a small empty tank just try it as its pretty fun playing with mud to see what you can make in a tank.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #20
 
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OMG! Me n' Jen just can't seem to get our words down right, lol! *hugs Jen*
Thanks for the info about the MTS, I've always wondered about that - and the newest shot looks GREAT! Thanks for taking the time to check params for me. I forgot to do it when I set up my tank. Well, I didn't FORGET, I was just INSANELY busy that week, and didn't get a moment to. Can't wait to hear the results!

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its pretty fun playing with mud to see what you can make in a tank.
This is me right now. I'm just having fun playing with mud. Topsoil, Potting mix, and plain ol' dirt from the backyard (the winner so far) Mud is AWESOME! Once you get all the gunk out, it's sooooo squishy soft, like cake batter. *giggle* The husband just rolls his eyes at me. . . but MUD is FUN! I always knew I'd love it, and I was right!
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