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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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what active soil does not leach ammonia?

I am helping someone with their tank and they need to change from gravel to an active soil. they cannot cycle the soil. what do you guys suggest that does not leach ammonia?
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Azoo substrate dosen't leak ammonia.

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The azoo did for me but the fluval shrimp stratum didn't. The azoo leached ammonia for around a week and I had an established filter. With the shrimp stratum I added a few s+/ss crs 3 days after setting up my ebi with no deaths

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I don't believe Fluval Stratum leaches any ammonia. At least they claim it doesn't, and I had no problems, when I set up my tank, that would make me think it does.

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