storing reasy used AQUA SOIL

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by Mark Evans, 28 Sep 2008.

  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    ok after speaking with dave spencer yesterday at the green machine ive decided to re use the as that i have. its only a few months old as is perfectly good. my question is after emptying the tank of water fish and plants im going to have a "dry tank" so to speak. while i rescape. will the damp AS fester? how long would i have before things start to get smelly? bare in mind i want to arrange the stones over a period of 2 weeks or so, so i can analyse
     
  2. zig

    zig Member

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    IME it takes about two weeks for Aquasoil to dry out fully once a tank has been emptied of water, never experienced "smelly" :D
     
  3. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    so it will dry then? cool. ive just saved (dave spencer saved me ;) ) a fortune then. there 6 bags of the stuff in the tank at the mo. with another 2 to go in.

    thanks zig
     
  4. zig

    zig Member

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    It will definitely dry out, it might take a bit longer though with a large amount. I'm basing the 2 weeks drying period on drying 2x9l bags in a 100l tank, I have done it several times at this stage in the same tank, normally 2 weeks is about right for my tank.
     
  5. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    Mine took an eternity to dry out. I just kept turning it over as the top layer dried. There wasn`t any festering, just that nice, earthy smell Amazonia gives.

    Dave.
     

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