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Old 04-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #11 
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Hey Copperarabian inn the future, not now, duckweed, frogbit and water lettuce (Shush lol). I just redid my NPT so I dont have a whole lot left, in a couple of weeks if you still need I will be happy to give you some.

I hope your NPT goes good!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:27 AM   #12 
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Hey Copperarabian inn the future, not now, duckweed, frogbit and water lettuce (Shush lol). I just redid my NPT so I dont have a whole lot left, in a couple of weeks if you still need I will be happy to give you some.

I hope your NPT goes good!
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I've been soooo sad for the longest time that we can't have water lettuce in CA, in a few weeks I would love some along with frogbit. I have a extra tiger lotus I could give you in exchange if you want, it isn't fertilize because I don't want it to take over the 10g divided tank but with fertilizer it will exploded and be very pretty. I love my other tiger lotus that I give root tabs too :D
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #13 
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I have a question for this thread.
I'm gonna buy some organic soil since we use tons of manure in our garden.
So I'm planning on cycling this tank, I want tons of plants eventually but I want to add them gradually so I need to cycle it anyways. I read some soils contain lots of ammonia. I read this about planted aquarium substrate, but does regular soil have ammonia too? If so will the soil cycle the tank for me? Or does it depend on something?
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:20 PM   #14 
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My soil did. It gave off like ammonia of 3.0-4.0 so I didn't stock it for a while. OFL uses dirt that is hard to get commercially, so yeah. Don't stock it immediately.
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Oh so it'll cycle it for me? Oh thank god I love that :D
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #16 
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Oh so it'll cycle it for me? Oh thank god I love that :D
Ammonia will be released but after a week or so the ammonia levels will drop. So, I suggest you keep another ammonia source handy because cycling usually takes more than a week.
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Okay, I'll monitor it then. Good to know this. Exciting project. :D
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #18 
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I used Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix and had a massive ammonia spike (3-4 ppm) for about a week and a half. >< So yeah, beware.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #19 
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Yea, not adding fish until it is 100% safe. Just didn't wanna put in ammonia while the soil was, that'd overload it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #20 
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Well remember a NPT shouldn't have any readings, so cycling us silly as the plants will take up the ammonia for food. So don't need to cycle it.
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