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I am thinking of starting with a half inch layer of laterite, then having an inch and a half layer of mineralized top soil, then capping it with 1 inch of either eco-complete or flourite. What do you think? I will not be replanting very often, just trimming.
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Too much laterite. Dust the bottom, but so you can still see the glass a bit.
Overall, too deep. 1"-1.5" growing media, just barely enough cap to look good to your eyes.
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There are several ways to layer a substrate. If I were doing this I would use about 1/3 mineralized topsoil and 2/3 flourite. I wouldn't use the laterite at all. For sure, you don't want to use a thin layer of anything as a cap. That is just inviting the topsoil to show up above the cap layer. And, I would use about 2 to 3 inches total substrate thickness.

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So, dusting the bottom with laterite, then 1 inch MTO, then 1.5 inch flourite?
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Something like that would probably work pretty well.
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So, dusting the bottom with laterite, then 1 inch MTO, then 1.5 inch flourite?
I was just thinking of doing the same thing. How did it work out? Got a pic?
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