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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 03:51 PM
varanidguy
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Originally Posted by natemcnutty View Post
Depends on the water you are putting in. Since this is a buffering substrate, you really should be using RO at which point you will need GH booster.

If keeping shrimp, you'll be using remineralizer, and if you are doing it right, you'll be letting the tank mature before adding shrimp. By the time that happens, the soil will be "charged" and will stop pulling noticeable amounts nutrients from the water column.


This will be going into an established tank, capped with BDBS for the sifters. I use tap water but its very soft for tap, has about 100 tds and even the tap needs Equilibrium added otherwise the plants become deficient.


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