usage of laterite

shockshockshad

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I bought some aquarium gravel before I realized I needed ed better substrate for plants. I recently got some laterite, but how do I use it?
 

Professor Myers

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RE: Laterite

It's best to put it in first under the gravel, and plant carefully or it can make one Helluva mess ! ;) HTH. Prof M
 

VaughnH

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I would mix it in with the first inch of substrate, then add another 2 inches or more of just the substrate on top of it. Then be very gentle about adding water to the tank to avoid disturbing the substrate down to where the laterite is.