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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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I am planning on growing some UG or HC immersed (no water). I honestly kinda like the way it looks without water and may not end up filling the tank ever, maybe sell some here and there who knows. But I dont want to throw down mad $$$ on expensive substrate, would these work? Or do i need need need aquasoil or eco complete?


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I have had good luck using earth worm castings and laterite under the substrate. I used flourite black sand and eco complete as caps IME the flourite black sand worked better as a cap the plant spread faster healthier roots but Nothing grows HC better than aquasoil its just as easy as planting it and watching it grow. The problem keeping it emersed for a long time is its eventually grow so thick it smothers itself rotting the plants underneath and I had some verry tiny bugs that took over the only way to get rid of them was to flood the tank and grow it submersed
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In my 10g tank, Miracle Gro Organic Choice potting mix has lasted about 2 years, and I never added ferts or anything for the plants - with no fish to supplement the plants feeding, I would expect it to not last as long. Of course, if you're adding ferts, don't mind me.
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chuukus, so you think it would be promising to maybe use this miracle grow and cap it with some black sand or eco complete i have laying around? Would that be good or better than just using only the miracle grow??
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I think you should cap it with the sand the HC diddnt grow very well for me in the ECO I think it had to do with the big grain size and the tiny delicate roots. The roots can penetrate the sand much easier. You can try it both ways one side ECO one side sand but yes I think you should cap the soil if not you might have algea grow on the soil.
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ahhh alright thats sounds great. Ive seen HC grow in some sand quite well. Hopefully i can find some cheap sand to cap the soil with. Thanks!
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