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Question Top soil under flourite

Hey, I got about an inch of fluorite substrate and wondering if I should put regular top soil from homedepot underneath it to help my plants roots systems. If so, about how much?

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I used 1" of miracle grow ORGANIC potting soil.
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I would suggest reading a bit before making the jump.
Using "natural" soils (no additives) is important and no cow poo either .

There are plenty of places to gain good information.
This link is to my soil tank thread and contains water parameter information along with everything I used.
Tank is now 2 yrs. old. HTH
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lo...-soil-sub.html


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diane walstad recommend the miracle gro organic potting soil you can purchase at lowes or HD
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diane walstad recommend the miracle gro organic potting soil you can purchase at lowes or HD
While I've used that product before AND just used it again last week it's a forest product and varries by location. It's not the only 'dirt in a bag' you can use just read the label and look at what's in it when you open it.
Even miracle gro organic choice potting soil can be bagged with chicken crap added in it but that fact is listed on the bag when it's included in the mix.


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Alright, i will get regular topsoil or miracle grow (and making sure no fertilizer is added).
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