Aqua soil

rthomas

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I have read Tom's article on Super easy method to start a new tank without any algae, any issues,dosing etc and find it worth a try.

I am going to try with Hairgrass on a new 2' tank. I could be having some Glosso and Crypts as well. Am going to fertilize with EI method.

1) Can I just use Amazonia II Powder ?

2) How long will this soil last? I mean, do I have to remove the soil after Y number of years and put in new ?

3) How many bags (9L) do I need ?
 

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Do not use the powder, it's like dust, if you clean or do much, it goes everywhere.
1 x 9 liters ought to do for most applications, add another 3 liter bag if you like hills etc, I'd suggest 2x 9 liter bags so you have plenty.

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rthomas

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rthomas;22136 said:
2) How long will this soil last? I mean, do I have to remove the soil after Y number of years and put in new ?

Any idea ? Or will it last like forever ?
 

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5 years ?
Cannot say, but if you ADD FERTS to the dosing routine,m the sediment, any sediment's nutrients will last much longer.

So that question's answer is the very variable.

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rthomas

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Tom, in your opinion, do I need to use base fert before topping it up with AS, if 90% of my plants are Hairgrass and the other 10% are Crypts?

Please advise.
 

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Nope, none needed.
ADA As is loaded.


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