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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I have bought the new ADA Amazonia 9L and 10kg River sand. Have bought a few plants like Swords, Riccia, Java Ferns, Combumba etc.

Do I need to wash the ADA & River sand before putting in the 38 Gallon tank, 3 feet high, 13 inches by 21 inches lxb. Should I layer the river sand at the bottom and layer on top the ADA Amazonia?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 01:39 AM
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NOOOOO, dont wash the ADA!!!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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ADA River Sand Laterite

Thanks and the layering is right, Riversand also called Laterite? below and ADA on top?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 10:41 AM
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I wouldn't layer sand and aquasoil. There would really be no reason to have a layer of sand under the AS.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 01:51 PM
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As already mentioned, do not wash the AS; it will become mud. Laterite is not the same as riversand; laterite is a porous, iron rich soil. I also see no reason to add a layer of sand under the AS.
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