help me decide which substrate
im between the ada aquasoil and flourite black sand am also considering BDS, i realize all but the ada will require root tabs from the very start, which isnt a issue. i also have read that the CEC of the flourite is very minimal and is filled rather quickly. I would just like some opinions on a good black substrate that wont cause me to go crazy planting carpeting plants in and wont compact. about the aquasoil from what ive read it is easier to get that going and cycled by using the DSM but after a few years the substrate starts to turn to a mush.
Thanks in advance!
Forgot to ask how "easy" is it to plant in just the normal flourite black?
And the journey for a "high tech" tank begins