I am new to this forum and planted aquariums. Red clay mixed with dirt.
I am new to this forum and am getting ready to start my first planted tank. I bought miracle gro organic choice potting mix today. I also bought Activa Plus modeling clay. It says it is natural clay and its a red colored soft clay. I was wondering if it is alright to use mixed with the dirt. I have seen people roll it into balls and put it in the dirt. Apparently it gives the plants more iron so I don't have to dose any iron. Also should I just put the soil right out of the bag into the tank put the clay in it and cap the dirt with gravel? Or do I have to do something to prepare the dirt.