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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Substrate for Fluval Spec

Does anyone have any experience with substrate for a planted spec with shrimp. I don't need much substrate and I don't want to buy a large bag and waist most of it if I don't need to.
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I used fluval plant stratum. Has worked pretty good for me so far. Check out my 2.5 journal
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I used ADA Malaya Soil (mixed normal type and powder). You don't really need the powder, and can get normal type in 3L bags.
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I use fluval shrimp stratum in my spec. Same as fluval plant stratum I think except it is smaller. I have A LOT leftover though and I bought the smaller bag. Dhg is growing extremely well in the shrimp stratum though. Very healthy roots and its spreading quickly
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