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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Gary Murphy, Sep 11, 2015.
Hi Gary, Looking forward to seeing this one planted up
Any updated photos yet?
Hey Keith, Nothing to update yet im still gathering one or two things I need before I get the substrate and plants. I should be getting this up and running sometime next week.
Im still deciding on plants. Im getting some Monte Carlo for the carpet and then adding some DHG around the rocks. Im still deciding whether or not im going to use some moss and what type if I do.
Will update you guys as soon as I get everything needed
Camping for your update.
Could anyone tell me many bags of 9L Aqua Soil or Eco Complete i would need, Would one be enough?
Not decided which substrate im going to use yet as they both have excellent reviews.
You need one bag 9 l Aqua soil and one bag 3 l of power sand for a 60 p layout.
Thanks Bernd. I think im going to give the power sand a miss but will get 12L of Aqua Soil to make sure ive got enough as im looking for some depth on the substrate.
Having an excellent substrate is very necessary for excellent plant health. Don't come short on terms with substrate.
I know but im really split between Eco Complete or Aqua Soil Amazonia as they both have really good reviews. Just need to find out which ones best for growing carpet plants such as MC and DHG
Ive heard Eco Complete lasts forever but Aqua Soil has a lot more nutrients but doesn't last as long.
Don't believe everything what you read on the Internet my hair grass is planted in sand and I have no problems, liquid ferts and co2 only.
That looks so healthy Have you ever used Eco Complete or Aqua Soil? I really like the Eco Completes color and heard it takes nutrients from the water to feed the plants but Aqua Soil has lots on nutrients but doesn't last as long. Im a bit of a newbie when it comes to planted tanks
Yes I used Eco in the past with good results,but I made a top layer with fine black sand,it was easy to plant HC or Dhg
The grain size of Eco is a little to big but it's still a good substrate and cheaper than aqua soil.
I'm not sure why you wouldn't purchase Power Sand. More nutrients, Bacter-100 and the option to raise the substrate more! Plus, is you have any left over, it could be used in other aquascapes.
Don't believe everything what you read on the Internet
How very true if you are looking for accurate knowledge ask here on ASW if we do not know the answer I am positive you will be redirected to where you can the correct answer
Hey Lucas I read on here that most people don't use Power Sand when using Aqua Soil so I would be better putting the money elsewhere towards things I need to get up and running. Check this link out.
Thanks Keith found a few good threads on here that have been very helpful and also started a new one to get some more information before making a decision.
I stand corrected. Interesting comment form John N. about how the powersand and aqua soil got all over the place after moving plants around.
When planning a planted aquascape you must think well into the future of your tank when and how you do any replanting and maintenance.
This aquascape wont be getting much replanting at all, Its going to be very KIS
By doing the KIS method you are guaranteed to have far less problems.
You generally have to a little touch up planting as the Aquascape ages.
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