Mulm collection

Garuf

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I was under the impression you just squeeze your sponge? That's how I did it anyway.
 

JamesC

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I rinsed out the sponges etc in the water that was in the filter chamber. Left it to settle for 10 minutes and decanted off the water at the top.

James
 

Ed Seeley

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I did the same as James when I used some mulm for my new tank. I also mixed some old peat in there too along with Powersand for a real belt and braces approach!
 

GreenNeedle

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When I changed over my scape and substrate, I:

1 - disconnected the filter
2 - Rinsed all the media in the filter water
3 - Poured the lot into the tank and let the water settle
4 - made sure the mulm (now at the bottom of the 1 cm of water) was evenly spread.
5 - Layered a ½cm layer of Leonardite on top (which also soaked up the water)
6 - Put my Tropica Substrate on top
7 - Layered the surface with 2 inches of playsand.

Job done (This is all on the first page of my 'Under the forest canopy' journal)

Andy
 

Hoejay

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Will the collected mulm have a "shelf life" and is this temperature dependant?

Neil
 
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