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substrate ?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by dschmeh, May 13, 2006.

  1. dschmeh

    dschmeh Prolific Poster

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    Eco complete vs ADA (Aqua Soil- Amazonia)
    I see a lot of posts asking questions abut the above . Anyone have a opinion on flourite thats what im using and seem to be doing ok.
    Dave
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Re: substrate ?

    Given what you now have, I'd just leave things the way they are.

    If you want a darkwer substrate for asethetic reasons, then the ADA As is a goiod choice. EC is not any different than Fluorite, ADA As is quite differetn than these two(ADA have soft texture, more uniform grain size, macro nutrients like N and P).

    And it's as cheap if not cheaper.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. dschmeh

    dschmeh Prolific Poster

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    Re: substrate ?

    thanks tom flourite is working well an i like the color i just didnt see many posts on flourite.

    also thanks for your help tanks are doing great since switching to gregwatson ferts using EI

    Dave
     
  4. mtynan

    mtynan Junior Poster

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    Hi I am new to the sight and looking for some objective advice. I had to take my tank as I am moving to San Francisco and will start it up in a few weeks. My tank is a 16 gallow bow front and will be low tech, but heavily planted. There is a store near me that sells all ada products. So I was very interested in trying ada amazonia. In the past I have use seachem flourtie and overall really no complaints. I have read so many good things about amazonia thought I would try it since it is local. However, I have read a bunch of horror stories about it clouding up the water really badly for weeks/months and then once settled if you rearrange plants again the same issue. I understand it realeases ammonia so I am prepared to deal with that. So I trying to get a better understanding of how bad this clouding issue is when the substrate is disturbed. Especially since i have a habit of rearrange plants often.
     
  5. Migi

    Migi Junior Poster

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    The new ADA Aquasoil doesn't really cloud that much. If it does, it should clear up with a water change or you could just use Purigen in your filter.
     
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