DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby Naufil » Sun May 11, 2014 2:43 pm

I have a question. Will cocopeat decrease the water PH?
Secondly the maali at the local nursery has no idea what is cocopeat, what is the hindi name of this thing?



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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun May 11, 2014 4:18 pm

Naufil wrote:Will cocopeat decrease the water PH?


Yes.

Naufil wrote:Secondly the maali at the local nursery has no idea what is cocopeat, what is the hindi name of this thing?


Visit any big nursery, you will easily get cocopeat.
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby aawnaik » Sun May 11, 2014 6:49 pm

Is it dry cocopet which is brown in colour or loose wet cocopet which dark chocolate colour? Is there any branded one available?
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby saikumar » Mon May 12, 2014 8:15 am

Rajiv ji, how much dif pH change on using coco-peat?

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon May 12, 2014 11:40 am

saikumar wrote:Rajiv ji, how much dif pH change on using coco-peat?



Depends on quantity of peat.
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby Naufil » Mon May 12, 2014 9:30 pm

Rajiv ji should I remove plant matter (roots etc.) from the cocopeat before adding it to the substrate?

aawnaik wrote:Is it dry cocopet which is brown in colour or loose wet cocopet which dark chocolate colour? Is there any branded one available?

Its dry as far as I know. It looks like Goabr Kaadh.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Sun May 25, 2014 7:18 am

this time diy substrate with more ingredients

BASE
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LAYER 2

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USED LATERITES TO SHAPE
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TOP LAYER

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun May 25, 2014 8:37 am

Please name all the ingredients of layers. What type of these rocks are?
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:10 am

base layer
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wormy compost and bone meal few quantity

layer 2
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a seasoned mix of river sand laterite dried leaves
(mix kept wet in out door since 3 or 4 weeks
fire wood ash pieces added

layer 3
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some laterite rocks used to make a hard scape
just made a slope to right side using fine river sand

4 hair grass planting done
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:45 pm

cuba melt in glass tanks to most hobbyists
why ?

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