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Alternative to Onyx Sand

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by SuperColey1, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. SuperColey1

    SuperColey1 Guru Class Expert

    Feb 17, 2007
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    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.

  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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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.

    Tom Barr

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