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Old 04-04-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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Alternatives for power sand? And other substrate questions...


I'm looking for something to provide micro and macro nutrients under ADA soil. I read that you can put earthworm castings for the macro nutrients and certain plant micro mixes for micro. Has anyone had experience with this? A ny other cheap alternatives to power sand you can suggest?

Second question: any suggestions for plastic barriers for holding up sloped substrate? I'm having trouble finding it online.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #3
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If you're using Aquasoil, you honestly won't need to add anything or quite a while unless heavy root feeders deplete your soil. At that point, you can add root tabs of your choice.

I've never, ever had an issue not using Power Sand or fancy additives.
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