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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Good Substrate?

I wanted to bring in 4 9L bags of ADA Aquasoil and 1 bag of the ADA Powersand, but the shipping to Canada is extremely steep.

What other brands of substrate have you guys found to be successful, and what nutrients/fertilizers did you have to add to these? (With the ADA I've read you don't have to add much for fertilizers to the soil since they are very nutrient rich)

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 10:06 PM
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Shipping substrate will always be expensive, since it weighs so much. Greenleaf Aquarium ships to Canada, and they have a cheaper alternative to ADA Aquasoil - UP Aqua Soil, but it is currently out of stock.

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I've had luck with organic soil capped with tahitian moon sand in my evolve 8. Just upgraded to a 40B with the same soil and pool filter sand cap. Looks amazing and it cost me no more than $15 for the substrate

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