Setting up new 3G

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by Joel2036, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Joel2036

    Joel2036 Valued Member Member

    Hey I just found this potting mix in my backyard (parent use it for the plants)
    And I was just wondering if it would be safe for my tank ?
    I googled it and I couldn't find anything helpful ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356233373.484139.jpg
    And would gravel or sand be best to cap it ?
     
  2. oscarsbud

    oscarsbud Well Known Member Member

    I am not familiar with that brand. I used a potting soil that had " organic" on the packaging. It was a generic brand from Lowe's. I capped it with sand.

    I think you will probably be okay with it, but wait for other replies.
     
  3. OP
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    Joel2036

    Joel2036 Valued Member Member

    Thanks Oscar I think it should be ok aswell it does say on the bad it is organic and natural and stuff, and I can't see anywhere where it says anything about added chemicals so I'll give it a go :)
     
  4. OP
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    Joel2036

    Joel2036 Valued Member Member

    All done :) put some cycled media in it and now just gonna wait for the cycle then to add the shrimp ! Woo

    Got a ball of java moss the size of a tennis ball to cover the rock in the centre which should look good :) then a few more plants after Christmas ! Woo !

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356242449.944318.jpg
     
  5. oscarsbud

    oscarsbud Well Known Member Member

    Looks good. Love the rock. It'll look really good with the moss on it.:;th
     
  6. aylad

    aylad Well Known Member Member

    Wish I'd seen this earlier, but the "controlled release fertilizer" and the "water storing crystals" both give me pause. I wouldn't have used it. Keep a close eye on your livestock.
     
  7. OP
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    Joel2036

    Joel2036 Valued Member Member

    I actually had the same thought !! After looking at it for about an hour it took it all out and just done a mix of different gravels, I wanted to be safe then sorry, I will do my first dirted tank when I acting have the right supplies, thanks for your worries tho :)
     




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