Originally Posted by marktrc
i used that soil in mine. i did not presoak it. i dont know if that was a problem or not for me. i had alot of algae growth and a bad sulfur/rotten egg smell from my planted tank when the gas was released from under the sand cap. i had to burp the soil to release the gas. eventually enough plants started growing and now there is alot less gas being released and the smell is pretty much gone.
i mixed it around earlier today too, hopefully it will dissipate over the next few days and then i will buy my 20 long for it. of course if it still smells bad, i will let it sit in the garage til week six til i start planting, definately do not want that in the bedroom sinkin up the place :P