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Improving CEC with Aquasoil

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Infulgeo, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Infulgeo

    Infulgeo Prolific Poster

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    hi I'm wondering if ADA Aqua Soil will continue to last in a NO CO2 setup with water column dosing. If this is an unlikely event would it be prudent to increase the CEC with say a topping agent like black Flourite sand or the like? If ADA has a high CEC contrary to what i've read then please correct me :)
    Thanks again for all your replies this forum has brought me a long way in such a short amount of time.
    -Nick
     
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  2. nipat

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    Hi, Tom's report reported ADA's CEC was the best among all tested soil/clay (delta clay, pond clay).
    Actually old AS had better CEC than new.
     
  3. Infulgeo

    Infulgeo Prolific Poster

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    Thanks alot for the info, i had heard that overall AS I is better than AS II. Would you say that AS I has a decent CEC Overall or just in comparison to AS II?
    -Nick
     
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    The report used Amazonia I :)

    Anyway, since clay has high CEC.
    So I wouldn't worry about CEC in any clay based substrate.
     
  5. Infulgeo

    Infulgeo Prolific Poster

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    quite the logical deduction :)
    thanks and happy holidays,
    -Nick
     
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