Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Default Miracle grow organic potting mix?


    0 Not allowed!
    How well does it work? Do you ever need to replace it? Do you need to cap it with sand or gravel? Would I need to does any other ferts?

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Like any soil mix, for most setups it's best capped otherwise you've got water values all over the place and a serious risk of rampant algae. Eventually after some time, usually a year or two, it will need replacing. Dosing other ferts could be necessary but you can't decide it until you've seen the plants growing or not and you see defficiencies.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Are there any that don't need to be replaced?

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    No soil mix will last forever. Some of those new baked clay substrates like that manado stuff should last a very long time. If a soil becomes depleted you can always push in some root tabs and increase the liquid fertilizer.

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!


    Yes, after a time it will act only as any other inert substrate and will require additional supplementation.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
    ~ My 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Not capping it will result in a muddy tank. You will never have to replace it. But the nutrients in it will eventually be depleted. By the time this happens, you will surely have enough nutrients from the fish waste that will build up in the tank to sustain plants. Root tabs, and dry ferts can also, and actually may needed to be used depending on your lighting, CO2, and plants that you keep.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •