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Excited About Scaping A Dirted Tank

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by imransheik956, Oct 18, 2018.

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    imransheik956 New Member

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    hi everyone im from RSA and a absolutely fascinated by dirted tanks. i have an idea of what to do but a little hesitant as I'm afraid of making a mess with potting mix...

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    Welcome!

    Plants grow well in dirt.
    I'm moving all my tanks over to capped soil.
    Sift all bark and garbage out.
    Pre-soak in small quantities to remove anything that can float.
     
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    I've got a lot of reading ahead of me this weekend but I'm certain something good will come off it.

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    after some reading i got myself some potting mix and got it mineralized but just once. i can't find suitable clay for adding to the potting mix.

    would i be able to use the brown clay that is sold in an arts and craft store?

    can i use panel pins/nails for iron? IMG_20181104_203627.jpeg

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    If the potting mix is general purpose I don't think you really need to worry about adding clay or iron. If you want to give it a bit more of a boost just add a handful of slow/controlled release fertz, e.g. Osmocote, or Osmocote Plus which also has micro nutrients including iron.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend the nails! o_O
     
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