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  1. Substrates
    Hi, Came across this interview and though someone might be interested of this on. He is not talking about aquariums or submerged soils but still interesting. But with my limited English language skills quite scientific for me šŸ˜…
  2. Introductions and Greets
    Yesterday (June 13, 2020) I did a tank teardown and switched to a soil substrate after carefully reading The Ecology of The Planted Aquarium. I don't know how much money I've spent over the years on chemicals and gadgets. I have chased what seems to be the siren call of a flourishing planted...
  3. El Natural
    Below is a recent letter I received: "I bought your book "Ecology of Planted Tank" on Amazon Kindle. It is very helpful. I started a basic fish tank for my daughter without any plants, but the first two sets of fishes didn't do well. After doing some search on google and youtube, I came across...
  4. El Natural
    will this soil work for walstad tank? HI folks. First time posting! I'm still new to the hobby (started 1/19 with planted tanks) and I love them. I want to try a walstad tank and have been working on getting through her book. I just got a new 54 gallon corner aquarium. So. Soil. I was able...
  5. El Natural
    Hi, first of all excuse my langage if I make mistakes, I'm French and i'll do my best ! :) I have set up a 54L tank with the wasted method, used the soil recommended (unfertilized soil which i sieved and let "breathe" before putting it in the bottom of the tank) with the right layer (1") then...
  6. Substrates
    Hi there, I'm new to this forum and to aquariums in general. I read Walstad's book and am about to attempt her method with a 30 gallon tank. I was wondering if you guys could help me out with a few things. I bought a 20 W 5200Ā°K fluorescent bulb (long). Will that be enough? The tank will be...
  7. Shrimp & other Invertebrates
    I recently did a redo on my 55G aquarium changing it to a soil substrate, I cleaned out the sand from the tank and stored it in some containers and was going to dump it later. Well, today I was getting ready to dump the sand when I noticed a shell that didn't look like any snails I have, so I...
  8. El Natural
    It's been a long while since I last posted. My original plan was to do El Natural for a goldfish tank but the buggers just kept pulling everything out. Oh well. Advance a couple of years and now I want to do a small (2.5 - 5 gallon) tank for a betta at work. I purchased a small bag of...
  9. El Natural
    I'm a new npt and I couldn't find a suitable soil today so I came home with an organic compostmix without frets and a certified organic soil activator by naked farmer if you want to look it up. I don't know if I can use either of these so any help would be great. Matt
  10. El Natural - 5.5 Gallon Tank Pict 1

    5.5 gallon El Natural tank. Soil underlayer, pool filter sand top layer.
  11. El Natural - 10 Gallon "danio" Tank Pict 1

    10 gallon El Natural tank. Soil underlayer, pool filter sand top layer. Danio sp. 'Burma', javanese rice fish.
  12. El Natural - 10 Gallon "danio" Tank Pict 2

    10 gallon El Natural tank picture 2. Soil underlayer, pool filter sand top layer. Danio sp. 'Burma', javanese rice fish
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