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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need anything underneath ADA Aqua Soil?

Greetings Everyone,

I plan to start a new aquarium soon (~25 gallon) using ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia as the substrate. This aquarium will have medium/high lighting and CO2 injection. I plan to use the EI method for fertilizer dosing.

I have been watching a lot of aquascaping videos online, and in many of these videos they add "stuff" to the bottom of the tank before they add the ADA Aqua Soil.

Your thoughts on what, if anything, I should add underneath the ADA Aqua Soil would be greatly appreciated.

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You can definitely do it without anything under the soil and loads of people have success with that.

Some people use ADA's powersand along with the substrate powders such as bacter 100, tourmaline BC and clear super. These probably help but are definitely not necessary.

I'm planning on using some lava rock under the substrate in my new tank just to build it up. It also offers some structural support to stop it from sliding.

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Aquasoil works well by itself without any additions and this is how the vast majority of people in the hobby use it
Many high level people in the planted tank hobby have criticized and questioned the effectiveness of ADA substrate additives


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