Disgusted With 10 Gallon Tank Doing Redo

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So I have had it with the walstad method. Or at least in my 10 gallon. The soil is anerobic so that means only water lillies will grow. I am going to strip it down and start again. This time I am doing root tabs so I can grow more root feeders. I also plant to add kitty litter (unscented) to produce Iron. I am going to do floating guppy grass, ludwigia, water wisteria, a water lily. an anubias, hornwort and frog bit or water lettuce. The tank is in such a state I am embarrassed to post a picture. So what do you think??

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WinterSoldier. said:
So I have had it with the walstad method. Or at least in my 10 gallon. The soil is anerobic so that means only water lillies will grow. I am going to strip it down and start again. This time I am doing root tabs so I can grow more root feeders. I also plant to add kitty litter (unscented) to produce Iron. I am going to do floating guppy grass, ludwigia, water wisteria, a water lily. an anubias, hornwort and frog bit or water lettuce. The tank is in such a state I am embarrassed to post a picture. So what do you think??

Suggestions, comments, ideas??
Curious as to why only water lilies will grow in anaerobic conditions.

My attempt at a Walstad ended in failure. When I broke it down the soil smelled of manure... best of luck on the rescape, would love to see pics even if you're not happy with how it currently looks.
 

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I mean, can’t you just take the bettas out, and put more plants, driftwood in the tank? Do you have to do a 100% water change? And redo everything? I think that tank looks good!!
 

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I think your tank looks awesome as well... I bet a squirt of Thrive would get those plants goin crazy and if u have another one of those shop lights on the opposite side would really help it along.. good luck!!
 
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I feel fertilizers would really open me up to more plants! Mainly because I wouldn't have to rely on fish poop and excess feeding for ferts
 

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Lately all I’ve been using in my tanks have been the reccomended dosage of thrive a day after my water changes and yes I agree I’m sure it would get u into more plants... is the idea of a walstad tank no ferts or anything? Just 100% natural
 

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