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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 PM
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It's all personal preference.

I use all kinds of substrates - even Turface-like products. They all work well.

But I prefer ADA Aquasoil because it already contains nutrients (less I have to do in low-tech tanks re: ferts), looks attractive and helps buffer my water. I use it in smaller tanks because it's decently affordable to fill a 10gal with it.

I like Turface and pool filter sand because they're cheap and can be used for larger tanks without breaking the bank. Turface and Safe T Sorb have high CECs so they're great for holding onto ferts for root feeders.
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