After over a year of dreaming, planning, and building I
am ready to fill a 50G (36" x 18" x 18") with water, some fish and lots
of plants. This is a show tank for the living room so doing it right is
very important. First off, in reading the instructions that came with
the 500g of Duplarit G I am confused about what to do with the 10
Duplaplant tablets. Do I push them into the gravel? Dissolve them in the
aquarium water itself or are they anti-anxiety pills that I shoud injest
to calm myself?
Secondly, After reading Jim Kelly's soil and vermiculite posts
and more recently his article in the last TAG on soil characteristics,
I am thinking of mixing the laterite I have with vermiculite. My theory
is that this mixture will have an increased cation exchange capacity than
laterite alone. What are peoples thoughts? A discussion of pro's and
con's would be appreciated.
Lastly, (for now) I've used Vallisneria Gigantea sp? with great
success in a 30g 24"x24"x12" tank. I'd like some suggestion(s) for a Val
tat tops out at the 16" to 22" range.
Thanks for your time and advice,
mmorriss at sophia_smith.edu