Substrates

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    First time i see this post, where do you get Amazonia 9l for under R300 :eek:
     
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    You don't.
     
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    Thanks Morris, will pop past there this week sometime.
     
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    awesome thread, nice read, keep it up!

    O0 :icon_rr: :notworthy: :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi guys!

    I want to use Seachem Flourite Red (really course stuff) and Black Sand in a tank. The sand will be mostly for the shallow areas and the Red will be mostly for hills.

    So, where the two meet... Should I let the sand go over the Red, or the other way around?

    Logic tells me that the sand, if placed on top, will eventually make its way through the course red stuff. But, :scratch: , I read somewhere that the finer substrate should go on top. Always.

    Any tips on this basic thing?
     
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    the finer stuff usually slowly filters underneath leaving bigger granules above, when mixing substrates in different areas it's better to partition areas with plastic barriers.. and for easier extraction later...
     
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    hi Guys

    I know this is an old thread, but i banging my head against the wall...

    I have been to so many LFS pricing and asking about different substrates, the cost of the stuff is steep and would like to make an informed decision before i buy. I have been looking at the Seachem flourite products but i see there are other products available saying its better.. ie macro aqua

    Please help before i spend R1500 on the wrong stuff...


    thanks in advance
     
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    Flourite is decent, has a high CEC and has a unique look to it, you can even use normal sand with root tabs depending on what you want to do
     
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    Langa soil from Aqua Empire is fairly well priced. Quite a few of our members are using it with good results.

     
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    What are good options w.r.t. commercially available substrates for planted tanks these days?

    I know that these are available currently, but only have experience with ADA, Tetra Complete Substrate (capped), Seachem Flourite, HELP Advanced Soil Plants:
    • Aquavitro Aquasolum
    • Seachem Flourite (don't want to go this route)
    • Tetra ActiveSubstrate (not sure about this?)
    • Tetra Complete Substrate
    • Langa (from the post above by RC)
    • Aqua Growth Soil
    This is by no means an exhaustive list.

    Maybe I have done something wrong, but I'm not so impressed by Help.
     
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    I use Prodibio Aqua growth soil.Can't complain.
     
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    Have a look at black earth very good. http://calaqualabs.com/blackearthpremium/
     
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    Why dont you wanna use Seachem Flourite ?

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    ADA should be back end of March ... just hopping it is not an April fools joke.

    I like the bonsai sunstrates at the moment ... seems to be holding up well.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks for the replies!

    I see Epic Aquatics will be the new ADA agents, GREAT!

    Waldip, I've used the Flourite red, IIRC, and not to fond of the sharp edges... I don't know how the other products in their range are or if they are the same.

    I see I've said that I've used Tetra Complete Substrate before, but it was actually Sera Floredepot.
     

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