nice substrate for shrimp
I bought this from amazon for $45 as ADA was $49 + $20 shipping.
I was little hesitant to buy at the start, but to be frank this substrate is really good so far.
As the first person who replied to this thread from India, it looks like this substrate is little delicate. I have seem it crush in between my tweezers when i try to pick excess food from the gravel.
Before I used ControSoil I used eco complete on my 10g and i lost RCS shrimp left and right. I think out of the 25 i bought initially i lost 13-14 in less than 14 days. one dies every morning and i was not pissed of but i was upset the entire day. SO i decided to invset on high grade substrate and i bought Controsoil.
This is what I have observed so far.
I have RCS in my 10g tank and i used 70% of the bag to achieve a 1" depth. Ever since i used COntrosoil I have not lost a single RCS, and i restocked the remaining with 4 RCS and 6 fries that i found from my eco complete tank. My stock seems to be holding constant now and i see atleast one molting daily. atleast one shell once a day. I remove then at times and at times i leave them.
I have the 10g planted with anubis nana,christmas and spiky moss tree and sone ludwigia not sure what kind. Have 5 cholla wood in it and 3 marimo moss balls and just recently planted dwarf hair grass(DHG).
One thing i saw in DHG in 2 days is that the roots got established. I tied to move the DHG to a lighted area and i saw the substrate clinging on to the roots.
I bought the 1mm substrate, i think this helps the carpet plants to root way too easily.
Overall, I will definitely buy more bags of COntrosoil.
Last edited by saty; 10-08-2015 at 02:45 AM.