How long should laterite in the substrate last? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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I used two packages of First Layer laterite(Each box is for 55 gallons) and I got a 75 gallon. I have heavy root feeders(Look at my sig) and I'm wondering how should it last me before putting in new laterite(or laterite balls).

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Laterite and flourite will last indefinitely if you dose micros to keep it replenished. These medias act as a sort of storage medium uptaking and releasing nutrients as needed.



75 gal heavily planted,50/50 Black beauty,Eco-complete substrate, Pressurised CO2 with solenoid, ph controller, AB Reactor 1000, 330 watts 9325K GE PC lighting,Ehiem Liquidoser, 2-Filstar xp3 canisters.
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