- Oct 11, 2007
Curious if anyone has tried this. One thing that I noticed with Schultz Aquatic Soil is that stem plants seem to root really quickly when planted in it. I found the same thing when I took some terrestrial lucky bamboo cuttings and placed them in a cup of water containing Schultz Aquatic Soil. I would say that the difference in root growth between the lucky bamboo stems soaked in Schultz Aquatic soil and a cup of water vs those placed in a cup of small gravel with water showed far greater and quicker root growh. This peaks my curiousity of whether the same would happen if attempts were made to root hair grass or hm or hc using Tom's method to create a quick carpet. I know that Schultz Aquatic soil is not very heavy but it can be combined wiht some pool filter sand. I also don't know if the fact that it is inert with no real nutrient value would make a difference. I plan to try this when I get time and space but was curious to see if anyone had tried it. If it works, it would be a much cheaper way of achieving the same result at a fraction of a cost than using ADA Aquasoil, not to mention that it may be a good option for those who are unable to obtain ADA Aquasoil but have access to Schultz Aquatic Soil.