Hi Guys. Its been a busy week for me but I AM coming to the meeting. Yeah!
I never actually found 'pool filter media", due to the season I guess. I thought of sand blasting early on, but same problem, sandblasting has modernized, all kinds of, soda, glass bead, crushed glass..... couldn't find 2-3 mm 'sand'. That's what I saw on the web. Wondering if OSHA had something to do with this. Glass beads might be nice, but not really what I want. Dad's an ol' sandblasting, welding, car crazed gearhead. We were talking about the move away from sand a few years ago. I didn't actually ask him because a local Yahoo search didn't turn up any supply places. Good suggestion, though. My last idea was a gravel place, but didn't want to walk in with my bucket
and I'm still trying to keep everything simple. So...
I settled for Walmart brown gravel in the small bags. Most of it's the right size, some bigger like regular aquarium gravel. I'm gonna live with it. As Pat pointed out, this really isn't the season to be starting a new tank. But that won't stop me. No topsoil right now either, but D Walstad on the El Natural forum said that reusing mine, with the Eco Complete stirred in shouldn't be a problem. I know it's still releasing plenty of nutrients, because I've got a little bit of
I would love some MTS, if you can bring them. And any floaters (yes, even duckweed) if someone has some to sell at the meeting. Any plants really. (but easier is better for my low-tech) I do need more plants. I'd would rather get them from hobbyists.