akadama as top layer.. whats best under? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2004, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 12
akadama as top layer.. whats best under?

I am thinking of starting my first planted tank and have about 12-15 pounds of akadama soil that i would like to use, im thinking that it will give me about 1"-1.5" i was thinking of using this as a top substrate. i am most likely going to buy a 20 high and was wondering what i should use for a bottom subtrate.
I plan on having about 3.2 watts, DIY CO2, anubia, javafern, wisteria, and some sort of carpet plant.
iansaul is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2004, 07:15 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York City
Posts: 328
I've been doing a little research on this subject lately on various boards.

I will be using either Akadama or Flora Base (Unless I can get something interesting when I go to Europe or Taiwan) as a top layer over a base layer made up of a mixture of peat, pumice, possibly some charcoal, and coarse sand. This would be a DIY 'power sand' emulating the ADA product.

Do you have the fine grained Akadama? Have you tested it in your water yet? Possibly an idea to leave some in a small container for a days to a week and see what happens to the KH.

I look forward to hearing more about this project. What were you using before?

Andrew Cribb
pineapple is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-13-2004, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 12
it's not the fined grain, i got it from a freind who was into bonsai. its medium i believe, the grains are about 1/16" to 1/8"... is this still suitable?
iansaul is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome