Alternative to Onyx Sand

SuperColey1

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Hello

I am in the planning stages for a future 35L Nano Tank I am going to set up (It will have 22W Light from Arcpods)

Early days of planning as I am currently only as far as the substrate.

It will be a non CO2 tank and from reading Tom's thread on non CO2 I have found my source here in the UK for Leonardite.

I am now wondering if there is a light coloured alternative to Onyx Sand that will give the same benefits as Onyx.

I'm not too enamoured with black/dark substrates and much prefer the lighter colours.

Anyone have any ideas on this? I have looked at ADA Malaya but even this is quite dark.

Andy
 

Tom Barr

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The ADA stuff works well.
Since we do not move non CO2 plant groups around much, the ADA soil is ideal.
It's richer than onyx also.

Regards,
Tom Barr