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All good projects, no matter the craft, begin with a strong foundation. In this case, the foundation is a heavy initial seeding of DIY clay root tabs. Since I haven't had time to track down dry fertilizers, I've made do with some concentrated liquid plant fertilizers mixed in with red Amaco self-hardening clay.

Red clay, common to many Asian environments, is naturally high in iron content. Clay also has a high CEC value (Cation Exchange Capacity) which basically means that it is good at retaining nutrients that are beneficial to plants - it is composed of small platelet particles that are negatively charged, attracting positively-charged particles like magnesium, potassium and calcium.

These tabs will be buried by the sand/soil substrate where they will dissolve and provide a long-term nutrient solution for my plants. Pretty cool, if you ask me!

#fertilizer #roottabs #redclay #diy #foundation #fishtank #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumsofinstagram #tropicalfish #biotope #ecosystem #blackwateraquarium #freshwateraquarium #plantedaquarium #lowtechaquarium #aquariumlife #aquascape #blackwater #leaflitter #aquaticbotanicals #aquaticplants #wood #leaves #water #life #blurthelines #tinttheworld #wedreaminwater #nature
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All good projects, no matter the craft, begin with a strong foundation. In this case, the foundation is a heavy initial seeding of DIY clay root tabs. Since I haven't had time to track down dry fertilizers, I've made do with some concentrated liquid plant fertilizers mixed in with red Amaco self-hardening clay. Red clay, common to many Asian environments, is naturally high in iron content. Clay also has a high CEC value (Cation Exchange Capacity) which basically means that it is good at retaining nutrients that are beneficial to plants - it is composed of small platelet particles that are negatively charged, attracting positively-charged particles like magnesium, potassium and calcium. These tabs will be buried by the sand/soil substrate where they will dissolve and provide a long-term nutrient solution for my plants. Pretty cool, if you ask me! #fertilizer #roottabs #redclay #diy #foundation #fishtank #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumsofinstagram #tropicalfish #biotope #ecosystem #blackwateraquarium #freshwateraquarium #plantedaquarium #lowtechaquarium #aquariumlife #aquascape #blackwater #leaflitter #aquaticbotanicals #aquaticplants #wood #leaves #water #life #blurthelines #tinttheworld #wedreaminwater #nature

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Found this critter frolicking around in the leaf litter #batsfordarboretum #leaflitter #oimush #dogwalks #rescuedogsofinstagram
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Found this critter frolicking around in the leaf litter #batsfordarboretum #leaflitter #oimush #dogwalks #rescuedogsofinstagram

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Have you picked your favourite Mundaring Environmental Art Project design from the 1058 student entries?! The 2017 exhibition closes this Sunday 19 November at Mundaring Arts Centre so get in quick and place your vote for the People’s Choice Award!
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Have you picked your favourite Mundaring Environmental Art Project design from the 1058 student entries?! The 2017 exhibition closes this Sunday 19 November at Mundaring Arts Centre so get in quick and place your vote for the People’s Choice Award!

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Anything you'd recommend with setting up a new planted tank?

I picked up my new aquarium! It's a bit of a downsize, but I think that it'll work great. Since my fish and plants seem to be doing fine in their temporary holding tank, I'm going to take my time with the setup this weekend and do it right - black painted background, sub-substrate fertilizer, maybe a bottom layer of soil, careful placement of giant rocks... 😅 Anything else that you think would be helpful?

#newaquarium #newtank #aquariumsetup #rescape #advice #fishtank #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumsofinstagram #tropicalfish #biotope #ecosystem #blackwateraquarium #freshwateraquarium #plantedaquarium #lowtechaquarium #aquariumlife #aquascape #blackwater #leaflitter #aquaticbotanicals #aquaticplants #wood #leaves #water #life #blurthelines #tinttheworld #wedreaminwater #nature
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Anything you'd recommend with setting up a new planted tank? I picked up my new aquarium! It's a bit of a downsize, but I think that it'll work great. Since my fish and plants seem to be doing fine in their temporary holding tank, I'm going to take my time with the setup this weekend and do it right - black painted background, sub-substrate fertilizer, maybe a bottom layer of soil, careful placement of giant rocks... 😅 Anything else that you think would be helpful? #newaquarium #newtank #aquariumsetup #rescape #advice #fishtank #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumsofinstagram #tropicalfish #biotope #ecosystem #blackwateraquarium #freshwateraquarium #plantedaquarium #lowtechaquarium #aquariumlife #aquascape #blackwater #leaflitter #aquaticbotanicals #aquaticplants #wood #leaves #water #life #blurthelines #tinttheworld #wedreaminwater #nature

The other morning the misty morning gave an interesting look to the yard. #mistymorning #leaflitter #beautifulfallcolors
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The other morning the misty morning gave an interesting look to the yard. #mistymorning #leaflitter #beautifulfallcolors

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