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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:48 pm Post subject: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 
 
 I  think  by  adding  Garden  soil  (small  amt.)  to  the  new  tank,  nitrogen  cycle  can  be  catalyzed.
 
 Garden  soil  should  be  High  in  bacteria  converting  leave  and  other  organic  matter  into  nutrients,  which  are  absorbed  by  plants.
 
 
 I  have  made  some  crude  experiment  on  this  line  and  results  seems  good....
 
 
 
 How  about  this  idea.
 
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:51 am Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 Garden  soil  will  contain  lot  of  other  things  than  bacteria.
 When  soil  is  submerged  in  water  a  lot  of  chemical  recations  take  place.  You  can  never  be  sure  as  to  what  your  soil  contains.
 I  doubt  if  the  type  of  bacteria  are  same,  in  addition  to  these  bacteria  you  might  be  adding  a  lot  of  other  bacteria.
 Even  Diana  Walstad  who  uses  a  lot  of  soil  in  her  nature  tanks,  is  very  carefull  when  using  the  soil.
 Further  she  uses  it  as  base  substrate  for  providing  long  term  nutrients  including  carbon  in  her  tank,  and  it  is  covered  with  gravel.
 Nitrifying  bacteria  will  start  developing  in  a  new  tank  with  some  fishes  in  about  1-15  days.
 IMO  it  is  too  dangerous  to  use  soil.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:13 am Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi,
 
 
 
 I  think  by  adding  Garden  soil  (small  amt.)  to  the  new  tank,  nitrogen  cycle  can  be  catalyzed.
 
                 
 Hi
 
 Pandian
 
 This  is  a  Very  old  method,  and  even  to  jump  start  a  New  Tank,  a  Pinch  of  Garden  soil  is  used.
 
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:18 am Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 Sundar  and  Pandian
                                                    Why  dont  you  guys  use  time  tested  method  f  taking  gravel  from  an  established  tank?
 Garden  soil  can  be  used  in  a  planted  tank  setup,  just  make  sure  the  soil  is  not  contaminated.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:19 pm Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 Hi
 
 MK
 
 I  meant  to  say,  that  it  is  a  OLD  Method,  those  days  40  years  back,  we  just  followed  what  our  elders  Taught  ,instead  of  Live  Bacteria,  we  used  a  Pinch  of  Garden  soil,  to  jump  start  an  Aquarium.I  have  not  commented  Reagrding  using  Garden  Soil  for  Planted  Aquarium  please.  Smile  
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:06 pm Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 The  best  way  to  kick  start  a  new  tank  is,  use  an  established  filter  media  and  if  it  is  a  planted  tank  it  takes  over  2  months  if  its  hi-tech  and  even  more  if  its  a  low  tech.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:18 am Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 There  will  always  be  a  chance  of  introducing  pesticides  with  garden  soil.  Difficult  to  quantify.  Why  not  collect  soil  from  a  non  cultivated  area  away  from  the  city  ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:29 am Post subject: Re: garden soil to boost N cycling in new tank Reply with quote

 ya,  i  am  also  not  sure  about  the  bacteria  and  other  micro  organism  content  in  garden  soil.  
 
 i  was  no  advocating  to  add  large  amount  of  garden  soil  to  tank....
 
 
 But,  i  think  adding  a  small  pinch  of  decomposing  plot  (leaf  and  other  litter  filled  place)  soil  helps  catalyze  the  tank  cycling  faster...
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