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Soil substrate

I am setting up my new planted tank and I was planning to use Tetra Plant Complete or JBL Aquabasis Plus.

What is the recommended depth for these substrates?

Also can I mix these with laterite to provide more iron?
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2-3" and you can mix them if you want to.





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Thanks for reply, I think I will do a 2 inch layer of soil mixed with laterite and then cap it with 1 inch of sand.

That sound okay?
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lauralee.... do you mean 2-3 inches of soil...or soil or gravel combined should be 2-3 in ?
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