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21 Mar 2014 17:02 #1 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
Does anyone know where I can get miracle grow potting mix organic choice near dublin nine ?

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22 Mar 2014 18:43 #2 by meleftone (Kevin Usher)
You can use John Innes no.3 if you don't find the miracle gro. You can get it in woodies for can get €4.99 for 10litres.

www.woodiesdiy.com/Product/Westland-10lt...5/4.4.3#.Uy3Zf6h_vg0

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22 Mar 2014 19:27 #3 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
Thats great man thanks have you used it?

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23 Mar 2014 10:02 #4 by meleftone (Kevin Usher)
No not yet but I will soon. Diana Walstad recommends it or miracle gro. Just make sure you have a decent cap on it.

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23 Mar 2014 11:09 #5 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
I was going to put just sand above what should you cap it with?

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23 Mar 2014 11:14 #6 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
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That's great that you can get some in woodies. I'm going to be setting up a 60 litre this week and was looking for a substrate without spending a fortune in the pet shop. Would gravel be ok to top it off. And what depth would you need

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23 Mar 2014 11:56 - 23 Mar 2014 11:57 #7 by meleftone (Kevin Usher)

Paul Healy wrote: I was going to put just sand above what should you cap it with?


With sand, afaik it could compact and create anaerobic conditions in the peat. Plus if the sand over time with been disturbed by fish,snails etc. may mix with the peat underneath which wouldn't look good and may give cloudy water. I'm going to use JBL manado or smooth gravel 1.5 to 3 mm in size. I'll probably go with the manado as I like the look of it plus it and the peat both have high CEC rates. but others have used sand and have not had problems, so it may well be just a personal choice but I wont be using it in mine.
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23 Mar 2014 19:39 #8 by Gonefishy (Brian oneill)
Fully agree with you on this one....it will look fine for a while but once you add fish the layers will end up mixed and it will look dirty - also, I'm sure you would end up with too many nutrients being released into the water column which may cause problems with algae (outside of potential compaction issues).....

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23 Mar 2014 20:41 #9 by Tommyk (Tommy Kearney)
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Hi Paul.

I just got a large bag of miracle gro multi purpose organic choice in b and q for 8 euro.

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07 Apr 2014 07:26 #10 by Paul Healy (paul healy)
Do you know where I can get pottery clay the number 3 was perfect

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09 Apr 2014 07:37 #11 by meleftone (Kevin Usher)
You could use bonsai red clay www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/p/drl-akada...panese--clay/akadama .
As far as I have read it is ok to use.

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