Originally Posted by sugarbyte
The substrate sticky lists stratum as:
Pros: contains some nutrients, doesn't leach ammonia, good particle sizes
Cons: Cost, Must Be Rinsed (This is debatable as some suggest not rinsing to keep water clear.)
(In my experience, i have both rinsed and not rinsed the stratum and i definitely recommend not rinsing to avoid super cloudyness)
So this raises another question I've always had, why does rinsing the substrate before adding it cause it to be increasingly coudy??