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Old 04-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #321 
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I used seedling mix. haha cos I couldn't find anything else at the time. its mostly peat and everything floats >.> I recommend to stick with miracle gro organic choice potting mix ^_^
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #322 
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+1 on the miracle gro organic choice potting mix - it's working out great in my NPT!
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:06 AM   #323 
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #324 
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Suggestions about 610gal NPT; dirting this beast.

Hi everyone I haven't been on in a while, but I've been hearing a lot about NPT and dirting tanks. I have a 610 gallon planted aquarium , but I'm ready for a new challenge, and you guys have given it to me. I'm going to start with a 40 gallon breeder tank 36"x 18"x 16" to practice for the mammoth undertaking I'm going to embark on in 8 1/2 weeks. I already have 5 large bags of Miracle Grow potting soil, 5 bags of Truface Pro League Heritage Red fired Clay gravel that I'm mixing with my old Eco-Complete substrate to cap it. I have about 60 plants, but they are not getting the same growth that they were getting 3 years ago even with substrate fertilizer, so I'm intrigued and excited to go in a somewhat new direction, NPT. I have 150 more plants on order and over 100 fish to move; god just catching them is adventure in itself. I need suggestions in abundance and none are to facetious. I will try to document my progress for everyone. Tank Size 8 feet long x 4 feet tall x 3 feet deep. Thanks

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Old 05-21-2013, 05:20 AM   #325 
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YOu are going to have a blast, and your plants will grow like crazy. I followed OFL 's instructions to the and everything is going fantastically 4 months later on two tanks. Only 5 gallon tanks though, with bettas and shrimp and burrowing snails. Please keep us up on everything step by step !
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:52 PM   #326 
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That tank is INSANE! I am so jealous.

I have also followed OFL's instructions and everything is thriving. :)
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:58 AM   #327 
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That tank is INSANE! I am so jealous.

I have also followed OFL's instructions and everything is thriving. :)
Thanks, but the job I have to do is going to be crazy hard and exciting all in one.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #328 
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I wish I had a tank that size! Wowzers!
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:32 PM   #329 
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The only thing I've regretted with my 20L NPT, is that it's too small. I can't wait to see pictures of yours!
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I wish I had a tank that size! Wowzers!
Thanks It's a little work at times.
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