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Re:"Daniel Wiznia" substrate, plants, gravel
Your tank mirrors my earliest setups. However, don't use osmocote 14-14-14
the Phosphates will bury you in algae soup! Use the 13-4-10 instead. Never
use the Jobes bare in the aquarium, roll them in Mexican potter's clay to
slow down the rate nutrients leach into the substrate.
>From: "Daniel Wiznia" <danielwiznia at hotmail_com>
>Subject: substrate, plants, gravel
> I have decided to use a mix of vermiculite and garden soil for the
>bottom layer of my aquarium. Maybe 3 inches. Then, I will have a layer
>of sand. I found the osmacote 14-14-14, and it seems as though this
>will be very good to use. I have heard of Jobe spikes, but are they
>safe for the aquarium? I am planning on having a few rocks, so I went
>rock hunting. I found several rocks that I want to use for the aquarium.
>How can one be sure whether to use them or not, will they be safe? Do
>the rocks have to be prepared? I remember something being said about an
>acid test, so you do not put in rocks that could release harmful
>chemicals, or lime rocks. What type of acid is okay? Vinegar? Thanks!
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