How to Set Up a 20 Gallon Planted Aquarium (Low Tech)

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How to set up a 20 gallon low tech planted tank. All our planted tanks are extremely low tech. We used Fluval stratum as our main substate with a layer of gravel over the top. The filters were fully cycled so we didn’t need to go through the cycling process. We don’t use heaters in our tanks for most of the year as the tank temperatures are a consistent 78f without one. The lighting is an Aqueon LED light. The plants are Bacopa, Amazon sword and Anubis. They are all easy to grow and care for and require low to medium light. We use Flourish root tabs to help fertilize and feed the plants.

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How to Compost in a Small Space in a 5 Gallon Container // Small Space Garden Series #8

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Think you need a big yard to make your own compost? Not so! In this video, we’ll learn how to compost in a small space in a 5 gallon container using materials you already have on hand. It’s quick and simple, and gives you FREE black gold fertilzer to for your veggies so you can grow lots of food in your small space garden! Enter the GIVEAWAY for a Smart Pots 5 gallon container by commenting on something you learned in the video, or how you’re inspired to grow veggies because of this series. Giveaway open until June 4, 2018, noon, Pacific Time. (See guidelines below).
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Growing Two Peppers in a Single 5 Gallon Containers – The Rusted Garden 2013

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Peppers can be grown in containers. You can grow two peppers in 5 gallon containers if you can manage the moisture. I show you the basic container, the soil preparation and other tips. If you want more peppers don’t over fertilize them.

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How I Would Setup a 10 Gallon Planted Aquarium

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10 Gallon Aquarium setup. This is how I would setup a 10 gallon planted tank. This 10 gallon doesn’t have any dirt in the bottom which is not how I would typically set up a 10 gallon.

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The Many Uses of a 5 Gallon Plastic Bucket in the Garden

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John from shows you how he uses 5 gallon buckets in the garden. From catching rain water, mixing materials, toting tools, and more.. John encourages the reuse of buckets from their primary purpose. In this video you will learn the many secondary uses of the five gallon bucket.

Turn Your Raw Food Scraps into Plant Fertilizer with a Compost Tumbler

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John from shares with you the fastest way to turn your raw fruit and vegetable scraps into the best organic fertilizer using a compost tumbler. In this episode John visits his friend Kyle and gets him set up with the largest, most affordable compost tumbler so he no longer has to throw away his food waste. After watching this video you will learn the tips and techniques you need to quickly and efficiently turn your food scraps into the best organic compost that will feed your plants so you can grow your own fruit and vegetable garden.

Restocking the 240 Gallon Planted Tank with Discus Feb 2017

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After six weeks of quarantine, the super red melon juvies and super red checkerboard pigeons are ready for the show tank.

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Ways to Use Gallon Milk Jugs for Planters : Planting Tips

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Homemade 25 Gallon Compost Tea Brewer!

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DIY Planter in 5 Gallon Buckets

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DIY Subirrigated Resevoir Buckets. This double bucket system uses the process of capillary action to draw moisture up a soil wick. This allows you to water your plants less frequently, and keep them at an optimal hydration level. It is a low cost,, low maintenance way to grow some food in a small scale.

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Updated: EASIEST How to make Self Watering SIP Planter with 5 Gallon Bucket & Milk Jug PART ONE

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I have been using these for 3 years now and they are still working great! This is an updated video better explaining how to make the Self Watering Planter or SIP container from a 5 gallon bucket, milk jug, pvc pipe and nail! I put strawberries plants and tomato plants in mine! This works great for urban or on a smaller scale for indoor gardening! I hope this how to video helps your DIY home repair project truly be as easy as pie!

Making Compost Tea in a 5 gallon pail

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How to Make Compost Tea by award winning garden author Doug Green there are great many myths running around the net about compost and making compost tea and part of what I would like to do is to show you the action and the method of getting compost tea started.

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The unfortunate reality is that compost tea is not the be-all and end-all or magic bullet for correcting all garden mistakes. It may be an excellent way to increase soil microorganisms and jumpstart your gardens soil health. I’ve used compost tea for many years now based on their recommendations of old garden books and now, modern research.

To be honest, I don’t know whether it’s making my garden better but it makes me feel better to think that I am doing something positive out there. In other words, I have no scientific, double blind testing, or other evaluation mechanisms. I’m going on what I think is happening and what works for me.

The theory is that by making compost tea you will produce billions of microorganisms, far more than can be produced in easily available amounts of compost. In other words eighth few gallons of compost tea will provide adequate amounts of microorganisms for large acreages where it would take huge amounts of actual compost to provide the same number of microorganisms.

Our compost tea in this video is being made with a KIS brewer system, 4.5 gallons of water, a bit of citric acid (vitamin C) , molasses, sugar and a half a pot of worm compost. I’ll let it brew for 12 hours or so and then use it all right away. It does not store (microorganisms require food and water and oxygen) so use it all. You can’t apply too much! So toss it around with a watering can to help your soil improve. I hope you’ll see great compost tea results!

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