Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
I personally don't care for dirt. Never tried it, but all the upkeep and mess that it creates out of the gate that I have heard about just turn me off to it. It might work great for those who use it and don't mind that part of it.
Personally, I use caribsea sunset gold sand with seachem root tabs and supplement with liquid ferts a few times a week. Does the trick for my tank.
I also never cared for Fluval Stratum either. But that's just me. I tried using it once and it just turned into a big, muddy mess.