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Exclamation Miracle Gro Organic Choice w/Bone Meal. Good?

Is this the proper stuff to use:
http://www.lowes.ca/fertilizer/mirac...ductItemsImage

I'm going to pick it up today if you guys say yes!

First time using soil.
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That is fertilizer, not soil.
I think the right one is in a green bag. Organic Choice potting soil, if I remember correctly.
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Most people use the potting soil which I don't see on Lowes website. This will also work and is likely a bit more ideal for planted tanks than the actual potting soil. http://www.lowes.ca/bagged-soil/mira...ductItemsImage

Do not use the product you linked to. That is an organic amendment (fertilizer) not a medium.


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Use the search button and read more about substrate. IMO, you get what you pay for when it comes to substrate. Substrate is the foundation of a healthy aquarium plant.


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Home Depot should have the Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix.....from my research on here, that is the kind you want. It is in an orange colored bag.
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Use the search button and read more about substrate. IMO, you get what you pay for when it comes to substrate. Substrate is the foundation of a healthy aquarium plant.
Good advice. I had a lot of bad luck when I attempted dirty, so get the stuff everyone says to get and not some cheap topsoil :/
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Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix if it's bagged you want to buy this is the one.


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This: http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Ga...1#.UJPTZW_A-ac

available at Home Depot and Walmart for sure
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Found some of the right stuff at a local Home Depot that I didn't know existed a stones throw from my work...excellent....thanks guys
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Ah... it is an orange bag! I will remember!
(note to self: MGOCPM is ORANGE)
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I went to the store and only remembered Miracle Grow Organic Choice but i got the Garden soil. do you think it will still work?

Its this one ---> Garden soil

or should I go back and get the potting mix?

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See them bags down there? Thats the stuff you want...
The item in Merth's link is also correct. Same product, different packaging.



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I went to the store and only remembered Miracle Grow Organic Choice but i got the Garden soil. do you think it will still work?

Its this one ---> Garden soil

or should I go back and get the potting mix?

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You can use the garden soil it will work the same
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You can use the garden soil it will work the same
True, however the garden soil does contain manure which will create some ammonia problems for you initially.


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