Do I need to use anything in addition to ADA AquaSoil?
Total noob here. I am setting up my first planted 20 long tank (and first tank in ever, for that matter) and am super excited. I was at my LFS yesterday and was talking quite a lot with an employee who had lots of experience with planted tanks. I ended up buying some flourite red and black (was goign to use a 2:1 mix of flourite red:black), but after doing more research, I decided to use ADA Aquasoil instead as it will require less top line adding of nutrients and supports more types of plants (oh well, now I have a bunch of flourite which I can use on a future tank, I guess :P)
So I plan to use ADA Aquasoil. My question is, do I need to add anything else to my substrate? I read somewhere isn't to be used on its own, and that you should add a layer of sand to the top. I also read that it's good to add a light dusting of peat/Leonardite to the bottom of the tank before adding the substrate.
Thanks in advance!