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    Dirted Tank

    Dirting my first tank. I am getting a 75 gal tank and want to try a dirted tank. Bought an organic soil and the plan is to do a layer 1.5 - 2 inches thick and it will be covered in a layer of sand roughly 1.5 inches thick.
    Any thoughts or suggestions

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    I have never tried a dirted tank myself, but very interested to watch this progress!
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    I had a dirted tank in a 5G for 2 or so years and it was pretty cool. Plant roots went crazy in that small of a tank tho. I shutdown the tank about a month ago and the clean up for the dirt in the tank is impossible when I used eco completed to top it, you should be expecting to throw it all away in the end.


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    The sand will all sink to the bottom and look like a mess.IMO...
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    Switching to gravel for the top layer. So air can get down into the soil which i just found out the sand wont.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bunker99 Click here to enlarge
    Switching to gravel for the top layer. So air can get down into the soil which i just found out the sand wont.
    Careful what gravel you use. Some plants won't grow as well from my experience such as DHG or HC and some others. Stem plants won't be an issue. Sand (pool filter sand) still seems to be the preferred method. According to Dustin's fish tanks anyways. Happy planting

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