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Anyone ever used Aquariumplants dot com substrate?

I just got a bucket of their "natural amazon" fractured clay substrate, and was wondering if anyone here has used it before. Any input is helpful!


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 11:48 AM
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I use the black diamond.

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You have the black diamond one, huh? Do you need to do a lot of fertilizing? From the website, they make it seem like you won't need to really dose much besides potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus.


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I follow EI dosing. I don't think substrate alone is enough, and I had some plants shot signs of needing ferts before I started EI.

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I've used the natural amazon, and must say I completely REGRET ever buying it, I followed EI dosing, and my plants still did poorly in that crap.

NEVER AGAIN!!!!!


I've had better results with crappy Flourite.....

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That's what I have been using for over an year. No complaints. You still need root taps and dosing fert to the water column anyway. I have rescaped my tanks 4 times in 1 year. The substrate never gives me problems though.


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I've used the natural amazon, and must say I completely REGRET ever buying it, I followed EI dosing, and my plants still did poorly in that crap.

NEVER AGAIN!!!!!


I've had better results with crappy Flourite.....

Unless you use dirt, you still need root tabs in the substrate and dosing your water column....


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