john D: i know you mentioned it wasn't ok for some tropical fish
john D: would this be ok for cory fish /pakistani loach /tiger barb?
Jason Stroman: Love the description.
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): I know exactly what you mean with the ph battle. This stuff helps quite a bit and try running peat through your filter to bring hardness and ph down as well.
EatYourRice: Ooo redices ph? Nice! Im going to have to try this in the future when i get another tank or just break down my current dirted. My tap ph is 8.5 :( so its a battle trying to keep it low esp after weekly wc
Richard: It's probably the same stuff. Peat soil mixed with other organics. It works great providing you don't crush it.
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): Tastes like ADA Amazonia Soil though ;)
Richard: Looks like Fluval Stratum.
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): Dirt works, but it is messy and aquascaping with it can be kinda tricky. It can be done, but I like this stuff because it holds my roots nice and it doesn't dirty up the water easily. It will actually make my water slightly acidic which is nice because my tap water is very hard. One 9 liter bag covered my 20 gallon aquascape with about a 2 inch depth. Best of luck with your scapes!
AQUADESIGN by aquamaniac: Never used it. I will one day even if its just to try it.
My idea is you can grow plants with dirt as long as other things. But for every sucessful one there are almost as many that don't look good. But almost every tank seen with ada substrates look great.
I'd say if your just in to planted tanks you can live without a expensive substrate. But if you want to aquascape for real then you got to be ready to put in the money in stuff like proper substrate.
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): I spose it depends on the ph of your tap water from the start you know.
VERDUCHI MAN: Thanks man, that is not bad at all. Some people said it was dropping their ph to 6
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): Very nice!
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): pH is about a 7.8 and I have very hard water where I live, but I think the driftwood and maybe the soil and plants helped bring it down a bit.
Sterling Peterson (Aqua Hound): That's the craps Bohoss. Hope the tank is coming along well now!
qalashnikovs: I think yours as the latest and improvised batch. God damn it I just bought seven packs of 9L Amazonia 2 from a store nearby. Heard lots of bad reviews about it online today concerning the product. Yellowing of water and crumbles easily.
VERDUCHI MAN: Can you tell me what the PH is with this in the tank?
Phil Grady: I have been using ADA soil for a number of years and it has made a difference in the type of plants I can grow successfully and the stability nof my tanks. I don't use the power sand (too expensive) I use the ada soil over flourite in tanks where I need to bank or mound the soil, and I have had excellent results. I would advise that you read the directions carefully regarding the water change regime with this product and adhere to it closely.
glitsy mitsy: @technokidmillionaire its approximately 104.222dhs without shipping price i checked
glitsy mitsy: i found a good soil retailer but i not sure f i have to clean the dert or soak it? do i?