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What Dirt Should I Use For A Dirted Tank?

Discussion in 'Sediment / Substrate' started by wtusa1783, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:28 AM.

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    wtusa1783 New Member

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    I want to dirt my 20 long. What dirt should I use? It would have to be a dirt you can find at Lowe’s and Home Depot
     
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    I use Miracle Grow with low nitrates. It is also made from natural ingredients. The best way is to get a tub dump the soil in then soak it for several hours take out big pieces and floaters then drain and soak again. After the second soak place the soil on a tarp in direct sunlight and let dry thoroughly. When adding to tank get a spray bottle and wet lightly until you have a heavily wet soil then plant your plants. This is also a good time to add certs such as Ozmocote pellets or root tabs. Also on a side note this will be cloudy and a little dirty but if you place floss in your filter it will clear quicker.

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    Thanks. Is it the one in the lime green bag?
     
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    Yes, I believe that is it. I think it says natural on it.

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    Is it the “nature’s cure” one?

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