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Soil to mix with turface or Soilmaster?

Discussion in 'Sediment / Substrate' started by Noledoc, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Noledoc

    Noledoc Prolific Poster

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    Folks,
    Is there a comprehensive post here on soil substrate? If so please direct me. If not, exactly what can I ask my local plant place for regarding soil for a planted tank? I plan to mix in Soilmaster or turf ace and perhaps cover those layers with pea gravel. Words of wisdom? My main question is about the soil. Type, things to avoid, etc.
    Many thanks
    Paul
     
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    Not sure there is a single post that would cover the topic...I think a search on several of the forums will yield some decent results...

    I know Tom posted a nice thread not too long ago discussing mineralized top soil and maybe you can look for that one.

    I personally would search the forums and take some time reviewing various threads... For a subject as complex as substrate can be, I would not expect for all of my questions to be answered in on post/thread...

    I have no personal experience so cannot advise you otherwise..Sorry.
     
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    IMO, a good substrate is like an investment - if one invests on a high quality substrate, that person will most likely enjoy the reward of beautiful healthy plants.
     
  4. Noledoc

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    Gerry, thanks. I'll give a few of the other sites a close look.
     
  5. Noledoc

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    I appreciate your metaphor but would you have any specific advice?
     
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