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Aqua Soil - New Amazonia (9 liters) - Normal

I have read mix review about ada soil New Amazonia Normal. So, I would like to know will if become muddy over time and does it need to be complete change after a few years or not. Also have read about ammonia spikes for the first few weeks or something like that. Just would like to get more info on this product. I have used red sea flora in the past and it was pretty bad it broke down into mud and was pretty bad. I'm only comparing the texture of the two only. I remember it's so soft you give it a little pinch of the flora it breaks down into dust.

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From what I've read, this is the third generation of AquaSoil. They have been fixing the problems with the soil breaking down fast. It is recommended to replace the soil at some point, but it all depends on how much you mess with it. If you are the type of person that rescapes every couple months, then you'll need new soil faster.

You will never escape the ammonia discharge when you use AquaSoil. You can however, establish a bacteria base by doing a Dry Start Method for a month or so before filling the tank with water. This will eliminate the HUGE spikes.
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ya thanks might stay away from ada as then.

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What you using in your tanks?

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I use AquaSoil, but I cap it with Flourite.
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Why is it because ada as break down easy so you cap it?

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As long as you have a good colony of bacteria in your filter, you don't have to worry about the ammonia spikes from rescaping. From my experiences with the new Amazonia, it really stays together better than previous generations.

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Ok thanks

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