04-14-2015, 05:40 AM
Join Date: Apr 2015
| | Re: Howdy
I think I have decided on a combination of Scotts premium topsoil, and miracle grow organic potting mix for the soil, then I am going to cap it under a thick layer of black diamond blasting sand from tractor supply. I think this will keep the expense down a bit and should provide lots of nutrients. Given the foot print of this tank I can not imagine buying the specialty soils in the quantities I would need. I am going for a low/medium light environment with CO2 augmentation.
Originally Posted by digital_gods
Welcome Gonzo, besides planted, I have reef if you ever get an itch for it. I'm a big DIY guy. When it comes to soils, you need to pick an option that best suits your involvement in the tank. If you're the kind to set it and leave it, soil capped with sand would work. If you're going to do a lot of pulling up and moving plants, than an aquatic soil would be better fit. For CO2, I run regulator on 20# tank from welding store. Do get a ceramic diffuser.