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    Amount of gravel / Fertilizer needed

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    For 4 x2 x2 tank for planted setup:

    a) How many pack of Lonestar gravel must I buy ? ( 1 pack is about 22.5kg)

    b) How many JBL ( 5kg pack) pack must I buy?

    Thks in advance. Cheers[]

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    Hi Small Fish

    YOu might wanna try this link.

    Click Here

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    yeah.. use that.. alternatively the website is Dennerle website

    there u can choose to have fertiliser mix or just gravel.. it is quite accurate.. do take a look at it..
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    Thks for the respond.

    Just wondering is it worth to go for Dennerle staff compared to JBL fertilizer?? how much is the price difference??

    Cheers[]

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    for base fert, JBL is as good... but I prefer dennerle gravel

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    Just wondering is it worth to go for Dennerle staff compared to JBL fertilizer?? how much is the price difference??
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    JBL is indeed cheaper but it does come with a smell.. at least that is what i experienced... just be careful when u doing it or u will end up like what i experienced when i set up my tank last thursday
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    kelvin, don't include your session ID into the link

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    ok.. deleted it... sorry...
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    Nature is selling JBL fert for only $15. And I don't know, my JBL didnt smell. Actually they come in packs of 5 litres (not kg) so it is quite easy to calculate by volume.

    Now for your reference, this is my results assuming you will do a flat landscape of 4cm thick base fert and 3cm thick gravel. If you have significant slope etc adjust accordingly.

    6 bags of JBL fert (30 litres) = 120cm x 60cm x 4cm
    and 2 bags of lonestar (you'd need around 1.5 bags so some spare for landscaping).

    You may want an extra bag of JBL for landscaping or to increase the thickness. The gravel don't need to put too thick.
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    Thks for the response.

    Any idea how much is the Dennerle fertilizer and gravel??

    Where to get cheaper?? Have saw quite a bit of Dennerle staff at Soon Heng 88 but don't know the price. Might want to try it out if the price difference is not too much.

    Cheers

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    gravel ard $30+ to $40+ per 10kg, base fert ard $40+ per 5kg tub

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    On 3/19/2002 5:37:40 PM

    gravel ard $30+ to $40+ per 10kg, base fert ard $40+ per 5kg tub
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    wah lau sibeh X.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    But dennerle gravel is nice =)
    Cheers!

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    Hi Small Fish

    The dennerle gravel is $38 (10kg) & there's a few natural colours to choose fr, but i can't help u wif the base fert price...sorry. But do give the JBL base fert a try. It doesn't smell at all, unless u have the nose (& clumsy hands) of a marine hobbyist. Like Choy mentioned, it's $15 per pack at nature...the cheapest so far...

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    i find that you can afford to get less gravel
    and MUCH more fert
    the first layer in should be gravel, and cover that with fert, as much as you can get your hands on
    then cover it with a substantial amount of gravel
    i find having your substrate fert too deep down means that heavy root feeders like lotus, crypts and echinodorus won't do as well, unless you pump in a lot of root supplements
    my current 2 ft tank is doing very well
    the fert is only 4cm below the gravel
    you can see the roots growing among it already
    my 2 cts

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    On 3/19/2002 8:26:22 PM

    But dennerle gravel is nice =)
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    nevermind, covered by glosso already, kekeke
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    Hmm Hwchoy how big is yr tank? imagine 6ft foreground is glosso just imagine the amount of time need for maintaence..
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    On 3/19/2002 10:08:30 PM

    Hmm Hwchoy how big is yr tank? imagine 6ft foreground is glosso just imagine the amount of time need for maintaence..
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    what sort of maintenance is needed? mine just a month old so no maintenance yet. My tank only 80cm x 30cm lah, but when I planted them I make them kenan lurus properly you see, so every where is covered already, except the two sides not so thick yet cos there wasn't enough lights (dumb PL tube too short) but now I have 4W per gallon and evenly distributed, kekekeke...
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    80cm still can tahan...try adding a 1 infront of the 80 and then try to start maintaining it u will have fun doing it=)
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    wah lau nizz... u also condemn me.. hahaha
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