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post #12 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by bamaman View Post
I'm a HUGE believer in potting soil planted tanks. The only benefit that ada offers is that it buffers your ph like nothing else out there and it isn't even close.

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I was under the impression that plain old potting soil also has ph buffering properties? Once our 180g tank has been up and running for a year or so and is very stable we are considering trying our hand at keeping Discus. I know Discus are very PH sensitive. Would AD AquaSoil be a better match than potting soil?

I guess I should do a ph test on my 35g potting soil planted and see where its parameters are currently. The 35g was kind of our test tank to get acquainted with soil bottom tanks.
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