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I am going to provide my insight to hopefully serve as a complement to existing answer and comments because I think this is an interesting question. In addition to perfectly valid methods already mentioned, an additional approach for H2S management in aquarium could be also controlling amount of foods with a significant load of sulfur-containing amino acids ...


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I made my first dirted tank a couple months ago. I used topsoil instead of potting soil because the Perlite in potting soil is allegedly a nuisance, always wanting to float at the slightest disturbance. I'd imagine that if you were disturbing the cap enough to release dirt into the water at any sort of frequency, cloudy water would be a bigger problem than ...


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This soil contains large amounts of sphagnum peat moss, which will likely raise the acidity of your tank to a level that will restrict the plants you can grow and may adversely affect your cherry shrimp. Dependent on which state it's being purchased in, it will also contain "processed forest products" or "processed softwood bark" which ...


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I would just pull it out. My plan, which partly works, is to have enough regular plants to out-compete the hair algae for nutrients. But, occasionally, I pull a gob of hair algae out of a small pond, all tangled with hornwort and duckweed.


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In short - yes you can, in the market there exist a lot of various fertilizers with specific macro- or micronutrients. And yes, aquatic plants are not really different from terrestrial plants in terms of nutrient requirements. However, both in case of aquatic and terrestrial plants, it is a little more complicated. For example, it is true what you stated ...


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Pushing nails or similar size bits into the gravel , make sure the are not galvanized. They will turn red/brown with rust fairly fast but being buried they will be out of sight. Another very fast possibility is putting a small bit of steel wool ( NOT with soap) into the filter system. You give me an idea; long ago I grew cryptocorne so well I sold it to a ...


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