02-12-2007, 07:47 PM
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Well I just did a 20 long with SMS to grow out nothing but HC.
This is kind of an experiment because I will be setting up a 20 long right next to it with the same water, the same lighting and Co2 and the same dosing schedule, but the 2nd tank will be Aquasoil.
I will be happy to report back the findings as I am sure you will all be very interested to see what happens.
For the record, I expect the Aquasoil to grow it faster and possibly healthier, but I have high hopes for the SMS.
Two days after the initial plant in the SMS, with HC planted approx 1/2 distance between stems, it was pearling pretty well, so that is a good thing.
I think if I can get Chiahead to break out his camera, we will start a journal with weekly pics right after we set up the Aquasoil HC tank, probably this weekend.
EDIT: Oh yeah, in the SMS tank, we layered a very thin layer of Peat, a thin layer of Laterite, another thin layer of silica sand, then about 2.5 to 3" of SMS
The Aquasoil will go in about 2.5 to 3" thick but all by it's self.