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Old 04-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Mixing Malaya + Amazonia?


Long story short, I said I would split a bag of Amazonia with someone, but there is this guy on scape that has a larger version of the tank for the same price... so with 4.5L of Amazonia alone, I would have only .95 inches of substrate. I was thinking about mixing a half bag of Malaya Powder with it. Would the soil get mixed up, since neither will have a full covering of the bottom? Or does the smaller grain size of powder cover more space? As long as they don't get mixed up, I'm fine.
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Maybe if you use the powder type as a base layer, with the Amazonia covering all the edges. Then you won't notice a difference in color, and the finer grain substrate will remain on the bottom.
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Or reverse as well, powder on top if you like that color better.
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Maybe if you use the powder type as a base layer, with the Amazonia covering all the edges. Then you won't notice a difference in color, and the finer grain substrate will remain on the bottom.
Ok, I'm pretty confident about doing it now, but just wanted to know if anyone on here tried it themselves?
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I saw a layering method shown through pictures on a shrimp site, Benibachi or Ebiken. Can't remember. They showed their substrate system which included various additives creating a decent layer, and how to prevent that from showing once the rest of the substrate was added. Real experience? Not me Brian, sorry.
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