I've been trying to research and begin planning planted tank. I have some basics, but also have some things that are tripping me up. Sorry if they sound bizarrely obtuse.
We'd like to do a dirt-ed tank. I've been told that Mircle Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix is a good soil, which is what I'm planning on using.
1) I know there are a lot of plants that don't technically need soil, but can just use root-tabs. Can they still go in a dirt tank? Or what are some plants the are specifically for dirt tanks or thrive in dirt tanks?
1b) I know I need to rinse the soil. I've tried to begin this process, but it's kind of a mess. How are people rinsing the soil? I started rinsing it how I figured one might rinse soil - but found it to be kind of a mess (figuratively - though literally also is accurate).