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How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:44 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 Hey  trevor!  Great  stuff...I'm  going  to  be  starting  my  own  planted  tank  sometime  next  month  and  your  posts  are  simply  awesome!  I've  just  got  a  question,  is  the  sort  of  gravel  I  got  right  now  good  enough?  I  guess  its  just  under  5mm,  but  with  a  few  bigger  pebbles  here  and  there  (got  it  from  my  lfs).  I  posted  pics  but  its  really  really  hard  to  tell,  but  if  u  can  lemme  know!
 Also,  about  the  red  soil,  where  does  that  go?  Correct  me  if  i'm  wrong  but,  we  got  the  first  layer  of  laterite,  around  1/2  to  1  inch  in  height  followed  by  a  3-4  inch  layer  of  gravel.  Do  i  mix  the  red  soil  with  the  gravel  or  is  that  another  layer?  I'm  from  Mangalore,  so  I  guess  the  laterite  is  not  a  problem...just  the  stuff  those  big  red  bricks  are  made  of  yeah?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:36 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 Exellent  Work  Trevor,
 Wish  this  Article  should  have  come  some  months  back  ,  so  that  i  could  avoid  lots  of  Mistakes  !!!!!  
 Keep  up  the  good  work.  Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:58 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hey  trevor!  Great  stuff...I'm  going  to  be  starting  my  own  planted  tank  sometime  next  month  and  your  posts  are  simply  awesome!  I've  just  got  a  question,  is  the  sort  of  gravel  I  got  right  now  good  enough?  I  guess  its  just  under  5mm,  but  with  a  few  bigger  pebbles  here  and  there  (got  it  from  my  lfs).  I  posted  pics  but  its  really  really  hard  to  tell,  but  if  u  can  lemme  know!
 Also,  about  the  red  soil,  where  does  that  go?  Correct  me  if  i'm  wrong  but,  we  got  the  first  layer  of  laterite,  around  1/2  to  1  inch  in  height  followed  by  a  3-4  inch  layer  of  gravel.  Do  i  mix  the  red  soil  with  the  gravel  or  is  that  another  layer?  I'm  from  Mangalore,  so  I  guess  the  laterite  is  not  a  problem...just  the  stuff  those  big  red  bricks  are  made  of  yeah?                

 
 Use  sand  from  the  river  banks.  You  can  try  the  Gurpur  river.  
 
 Sand  that  is  too  fine  like  your  Panambur  beach  sand  is  not  good  since  it  compacts  and  creates  dead  spots.  It  prevents  water  movement,  which  could  lead  to  release  of  toxins  due  to  the  stagnation.
 
 Pebbles  that  are  too  large  create  too  much  of  gap  and  hinders  the  development  of  aquatic  plant  roots.   When  water  flows  easily  through  such  a  substrate  it  removes  nutrients  and  also  becomes  biologically  inactive  and  oxygen  rich,  which  is  undesirable  for  plant  growth.
 
 For  your  information  ASK  gets  its  sand  from  Bhatkal.   This  sand  size  is  between  two  and  three  mm.   You  can  sieve  sand  to  get  the  desired  size.  The  sand  used  in  a  ideal  planted  tank  should  be  free  from  all  shells.
 
 Some  plants  do  not  need  any  specialized  substrate  and  some  plants  do  not  need  any  substrate  at  all.  
 You  can  also  have  a  beautiful  planted  tank  with  out  any  substrate  just  with  anubias  on  driftwood,  ferns  and  mosses  and  some  floating  plants.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:52 am Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 Ok,  so  all  i  need  is  one  layer  of  the  substrate?  I'll  try  getting  sand  from  the  river  banks  or  I  may  check  out  Bhatkal.  But  will  just  a  3-4  inch  layer  of  that  sand  be  good  enough?  What  about  the  laterite  you  mentioned?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:54 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Ok,  so  all  i  need  is  one  layer  of  the  substrate?  I'll  try  getting  sand  from  the  river  banks  or  I  may  check  out  Bhatkal.  But  will  just  a  3-4  inch  layer  of  that  sand  be  good  enough?  What  about  the  laterite  you  mentioned?                

 
 The  2-4  mm  gravel  is  for  the  top  layer.  The  crushed  Laterite  about  1/2  inch  layer  will  do,  comes  at  the  bottom.
 
 The  attached  picture  should  help  give  you  an  idea  on  the  substrate.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:24 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 thank  you  for  sharing  great  information  Smile   YOU  PEOPLE  ROCK  Rock On
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 Very  useful  information  Thanks  Will  surely  help
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:35 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 Dear  Trevor,
 
 It  is  great  to  note  the  wealth  of  information  that  you  have  and
 it's  even  greater  on  your  part,  to  be  sharing  this  wealth  here.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:18 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 Thanks  again,  Trevor.   this  was  very  helpful  as  all  your  posts  are...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:44 pm Post subject: Re: How to jump start your planted aquarium Part 3. Reply with quote

 How  to  remove  the  bottom  laterite  layer  after  3  years?  Won't  it  be  difficult  to  separate  the  gravel  from  the  laterite?
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