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How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney C. Hoskin Nov 10, 2016. 20 Replies

Dirt is pretty much the best plant substrate you can possibly use and the results of it are second to none. Dirt does come with some downfalls but overall, once you balance out your tank, the results…Continue

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Rodney C. Hoskin replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"     Where do you get the iron ore?                 Thanks, Rod."
Nov 10, 2016
Crystal Chapman replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"OK I want to setup  my tank but not sure  about the mix. I have everything on the list but here's  my problem: Miracle-Gro  organic  = 1-1 1/2" Amaco red clay = 1 lbs for every  20 gallons   Iron ore = 10…"
Nov 20, 2015
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Jul 5, 2012
abraham avelar replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"cool thanks im gonna start the soaking and water changes tomorrow or so but i gotta see how many inches of dirt will take to do a 1 inch deep maybe alil more if i use a ten gallon to measure it, im doing the math and im thinking it might take 3-3…"
Dec 6, 2011
Matt A. replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"1 bag should be enough, you just want enough to make like a 1" -1.5" layer"
Dec 6, 2011
abraham avelar replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"cool ill do that, also how much dirt will it be needed for a 75 gallon with one inch deep"
Dec 6, 2011
Matt A. replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"I still have a little tannis in mine and its been running about 2 months. But I left pretty much all the wood chips in the dirt. If you remove most of the wood chips I believe you will have less tannis. Sounds good in theory anyway."
Dec 6, 2011
abraham avelar replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"cool so if i was to start doing it lets say today and jsut do the daily water changes on the container untill i dirt the tank in mid jan ill have little lannins then????"
Dec 6, 2011
Jordan Matherly replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"it will be cloudy initially like all tanks are but soaking the dirt will make it where the dirt wont leach up as much tanins"
Dec 6, 2011
abraham avelar replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"also that will help the tank water so it dont get cloudy that much right?????"
Dec 6, 2011
Jordan Matherly replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"im here to help  "
Dec 6, 2011
abraham avelar replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"cool thanks im gonna do that, thats donna save water and time thanks!!!!"
Dec 6, 2011
Jordan Matherly replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"yes mix it with the dirt but use only about 10 paintball size rocks for every 20 gallons"
Dec 6, 2011
Jordan Matherly replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"yea soak it in a bucket thats what i do"
Dec 6, 2011
abraham avelar replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"2. Let your dirt soak for about a day or two but make sure the dirt is moist the whole time, not like a pond or something so i could soak the dirt on a bucket or rubber maid container fro a few days before doing the whole thing to the main…"
Dec 1, 2011
Matt A. replied to Jordan Matherly's discussion How to dirt an aquarium.....how I did it
"Are you mixing in some small iron ore rocks in with the dirt or how are you using it?  I am very interested in this method because I have access to literally tons of that stuff."
Dec 1, 2011

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At 12:04am on July 31, 2011, Patrick said…
louisville!!!!!!

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