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ADA has Amazonia in stock

Just bought 5 bags
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ADA will always have it in stock. AFA however just got their container.

I'm buying a bag of 9L powder tonight!


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Hurry and order cuz they will be out very soon since us SCAPErs had a huge group buy order with them
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I have a question, maybe someone knowledgeable could help me make a decision. I've been readying a MTS substrate with the intention of using seachem flourite to cap it. I originally intended on using Amazonia as my substrate. Would it make sense to order Amazonia now, as its back in stock, or use it as a cap for my MTS? I don't want to waste the past month of work but I want what's best for the tank and its inhabitants.
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ADA amazonia really works great by itself, but you can use it as a cap. I don't know how well it will work since I haven't capped anything with it, and its so lightweight (compared to flourite)

If I were you and capping, I would get eco-complete from petco for a ridiculously low price of $17 and free shipping over $50


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But get ADA amazonia for sure if your not capping. Its the best stuff out there!


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Thanks for the info man. I found some small to medium grain sand to use as my border which will free up all of my flourite to be used as the cap. I may even have some left over!
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I would say to either go with MTS with a cap of flourite/sand/whatever or to go 100% ADA soil.

Both substrate choices should grow plants extremely well. The differences are in other areas (how they 'messy' they might be, whether they lower the pH of the water, etc.).
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How much would I need for a 33gal? I'm thinking of taking out my ecocomplete and replacing it with Amazonia.
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There are several substrate calculators out there.

Here's a link to one of them that will allow you to roughly calculate the amount of Aquasoil you'll need.


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I just order a bag i been waiting for awhile forit to be back in stock. I'm changing my Cadlight 8g nano to shrimp tank
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How much would I need for a 33gal? I'm thinking of taking out my ecocomplete and replacing it with Amazonia.
This is pretty easy if you know the length and width of your tank. For example my cadlight is 12"x12" and i want 3 inches of substrate so 12*12*3 = 432 cubic inches and we know 1 cubic inches= 0.01639 liter. So 432 * 0.01639 = 7 liters . I'm assuming you have a 33g long so it 48.25"x 12.75" and you want 2 inches so it 48.25*12.75*2 = 1230.375 cubic inches, 1230.375 * 0.01639 = 20.2 Liters. So you would need 2 9L bag and 1 3L bag of aquasoil for alittle over 2 inches.


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