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Need ideas for diy soil.

Hey I'm setting up my first tank and I am looking for diy substrate ideas that i could use.
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Black Diamond Blasting Sand
Pool Filter Sand in your color choice
Play sand rinsed / cleaned really well
Any aquarium specific sand / gravel of your choice
Plain, non-clumping non-scented cat litter
Calcined Montmorillonite Clay
Any organic potting mix of your choice (as long as it does not contain loads of added fertilizers and is more or less made from organic sources) or dirt from your backyard amped up with some osmocote plus. Mix in some calcined montmorillonite clay to achieve a decent structure to the dirt and cap it with any of the materials above.

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