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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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When setting up an iwagumi tank

Do you need the stuff you put before the substrate? I'm talking about the Penac W, Penac C, Bacter 100, Super Clear, Power Sand. Would you be able to just get away with power sand and have amazing plant growth? What's the purpose of the first three anyway? I was thinking about getting only the super clear and power sand.
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Iwagumi is just a style of scaping. You don't need all that other stuff. I'm sure it has some benefits to the health of the tank but I don't think it's anything that proper tank setup and maintenance can't accomplish.


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This is something that gets debates semi regularly on here. There are plenty of us that use solely aquasoil and get amazing plant growth. At the very least I wouldn't order it until you figure out what they are supposed to do and perhaps some critiques from those that feel they are 'snake oil', both are easily googleable by just searching the names.
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Sorry, I meant planted tank. Has anyone been successful with using cat later? I think I'll get the super clear though.
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