Glad you liked the book.hi diana, i bought your book which was a great read...
on the top soil from homedepot could you tell me what brand?
how thick could we use sand as a top layer like 1"?
another question could i not use a electronic for water movement because im trying to use least electronics
There is one in whittier called whittier fertilizer in so cal.Don't try the Earth Gro topsoil from homedepot. I've bottled tested it. Result: smelly, dark yellow water.
Let me know if you find a good brand!
If the manure is composted, it is probably okay. My little 5 gal tank is doing fine with this product- Miracle-Gro Organic Garden Soil.Diana,
For the Miracle Gro Organic, this was said on the bag:
"This product is regionally formulated with organic materials (derived from one or more of the following: forest products, peat humus, or compost) sphagnum peat, composted manure (in Florida, cow manure) and pasteurized, pelleted poultry litter. "
I thought manure is bad?
Also, would this bone meal be okay to use? http://www.miraclegro-organics.com/bonemeal.htm
Do you have a picture on google image of the product you are using?