Dirt for tank
I’ve been reading a few threads on different sites that counter other sites. From what i’ve read, organic soil lower the Ph and when adding clay, it can lead to metal toxicity. is that true? I also was planning in using potting mix(both miracle grow) but, it contain “fertilizers that are harmful to fish” Im not sure which exact ferts they meant.
To my question: Do i need to remineralize the soil? Or can I just dump the soil in, after I sift the larger wood chips. I also was reading the reviews on miracle grow organic soil, and a majority of the people were saying that the whole bag was mostly wood chips. Any specific soil you guys would recommend? I would want to avoid remineralizing the soil as this is supposed to be a cheap way and buying muriate of potash, dolomite, blood and bones and clay would kinda make it pointless.
Also, I have a question about lighting, my tank is a 46 bowfront (21” tall). I was planning on buying the beamswork DA 6500k, good choice? Or would the Da Fspec be better, to get better light towards the bottom? The plants I plan on buying:
L. needle leaf
Apongeton lace plants and a bunch of different crypts.