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Old 09-10-2013, 08:42 AM   #501 
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Oh wait, now that I actually put the hood and lights on it doesn't look too crowded at all

I still see dirt getting kicked up when I move things or add water, but then the water clears in a few minutes, is that ok? And I can't seem to get all the floating bits of dirt that stick to the sides, is that ok? Will it eventually work itself out, or, just keep picking it out as I go? I'm going to wait a couple hours before I put my betta and mystery snail back in. There's already at least two hitchhiker pond snails I found when prepping the plants, I just flicked them into the tank last night. I saw one cruising up the glass a minute ago.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:32 PM   #502 
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It is recommended to "cap" the soil with either gravel or sand. This will help keep your water from becoming "muddy" like.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #503 
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I did quite a bit of work on my angel tank yesterday. Including swapping the spot for my canister filter/changing the places of my output/input AND changing the spot of my CO2 diffuser, which made me what to reorganize the entire tank. Only plants that didn't move was the cobomba, ludwiega sword/half the hygro stems.

I plan to trim/plant my hygro around the logs and make them more appealing to my pleco, shrimps and future school of cories.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #504 
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It's capped with black sand
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #505 
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Okay, I thought I saw sand, but I wasn't sure. It will get kicked up if there's alot of water movement or fussing with the plants. Kinda, nearly, unavoidable.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #506 
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Eh I figured. Probably from me just planting, then uprooting and replanting some i guess.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:38 AM   #507 
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My plants have really started growing after adding flourish root tabs and comprehensive fertilizers. Edward enjoys the jungle.

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #508 
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tlatch89, is that a NPT?
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It's all live plants but uses gravel and root tabs for substrate. I think naturally planted means you have to have dirt?
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Yes, dirted. It kinda looks like it in the picture. I was just wondering because I just set up a NPT and if you were getting good results with flourish, I would try it.
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