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Old 29-09-2004, 11:52 AM
Jon W
 
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My 60cm planted tank has course gravel approx. 5mm in diameter and I think
the plants are not reaching their potential.

I was wondering if adding a finer gravel to the top and mixing it in whilst
vacuuming would help or whether I need to bite the bullet and go for the
complete rebuild.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.



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Old 30-09-2004, 06:49 AM
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Might help but the larger gravel will always end up on top.

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My 60cm planted tank has course gravel approx. 5mm in diameter and I think
the plants are not reaching their potential.

I was wondering if adding a finer gravel to the top and mixing it in whilst
vacuuming would help or whether I need to bite the bullet and go for the
complete rebuild.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.



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Old 01-10-2004, 05:49 AM
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My 60cm planted tank has course gravel approx. 5mm in diameter and I think
the plants are not reaching their potential.
I was wondering if adding a finer gravel to the top and mixing it in whilst
vacuuming would help or whether I need to bite the bullet and go for the
complete rebuild.
Any suggestions would be very welcome.


I have done this successfully:
http://mike-edwardes.members.beeb.net/plant/lotech.html
Try it, you've got nothing to lose!

Mike.
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Old 05-10-2004, 03:51 PM
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Good point. I may as well go for the strip down rather than waste a load of
gravel.

"Rex Grigg" wrote in message
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Might help but the larger gravel will always end up on top.

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:52:08 +0100, "Jon W"
wrote:

My 60cm planted tank has course gravel approx. 5mm in diameter and I

think
the plants are not reaching their potential.

I was wondering if adding a finer gravel to the top and mixing it in

whilst
vacuuming would help or whether I need to bite the bullet and go for the
complete rebuild.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.



Semper Fi!

Visit the forums at Aqua Botanic!
http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.cc/#1

Need Nitrate or Potassium for your tank? Go to www.litemanu.com
(Just a happy customer of the above!)



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Any suggestions would be very welcome.


I have done this successfully:
http://mike-edwardes.members.beeb.net/plant/lotech.html
Try it, you've got nothing to lose!

Mike.


Thanks. I like the idea of making it as low tech and low maintenance as
possible.




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