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ADA Substrate additives for initial setup - necessary?

So, I'm trying to setup my first "true" hi-tech planted setup (9.6 gal Starfire, CO2 system, highlight, etc). I have the Netlea Lambo enriched substrate from the Up-Aqua brand.

I heard some users use the ADA series pre-setup (before you even put in the substrate) products for all their planted setups in order to lessen maintenance and lengthen the life of the substrate.

Anyone use these ADA line of products (Penac-w, Penac-p, Bacter 100, Tourmaline, etc)? How has it helped? And is it necessary?

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They're not necessary by any means, but they help with the startup and longevity of the tank. Get up with Frank (Francis Xavier on here) and I'm sure he can answer any and all questions you may have. Or, you can check this post out.


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Thanks for the reply! The link was very useful. I don't know why it didn't come up in my search... Stupid Tapatalk...


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