DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby navneethtk » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:03 pm

Water must have high hardness, low co2, poor lighting, pH imbalance etc. Depends on the status of the tank, do give some more details.

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Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:09 am

Hi mates

without any trouble cuba grows in diy
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Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:29 am

work in progress fully DIY project

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Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:05 am

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:20 pm

Cuba grows very well in Latarite. I have also grown in DIY substrate based aquarium.
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby abcalwyn » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:48 pm

I've got a tank with following specifications
2 feet length, 2 feet breath, 1 feet width

Please suggest the quantities I gotta make.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby Naufil » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:12 pm

Is Laterite the same clay that potters use to make clay pots?

neilthirumuttam wrote: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


What is the significance of adding 'fire wood ash pieces' in the substrate? Kindly reply?

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:03 pm

Naufil wrote:Is Laterite the same clay that potters use to make clay pots?

neilthirumuttam wrote: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


What is the significance of adding 'fire wood ash pieces' in the substrate? Kindly reply?

laterite is already explained in this thread itself.

just an experiment done to check the significance of big pieces of 1 inch cube of fire wood ash (like coal)
i seen that root wrapped on it and become a air pocket beneath the soil and some bacterias may get dwelling place there
im now testing with coconut shell burned pieces in emerged setup
waiting for result

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby abcalwyn » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:24 am

Can I use earthworm soil in my substrate or gardening soil.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:11 pm

Yes you can.

But mix vermicompost 4hand full with normal garden soil. Dont go for 100% vermicompost(earthworm soil)
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