Rookie Q: Too much Laterite?
Aha! First post here after lurking for a few weeks.
My apologies if these have been asked, but I've looked through these forums and couldn't find the first question (blind, perhaps?).
Now, is it possible to use too much laterite? I haven't added any to my (currently empty) tank, but the directions on the box, it seems to be so little. Would I be plotting my own doom if I added more?
Also! I would have liked to get some other type of substrate this time around, small towns don't have much in the way of substrate or substrate additives. Is it possible to mix two types of substrate? Or should I clear out and add the new substrate when I get it.
Also, is there anything I shouldn't be mixing with Laterite? EIther for the sake of avoiding redundancy? I'm aware there are many preferences and opinions, but I figure that several good opinions are better than some answers I could come up with.
(as for what the tank is, I'm setting up a 10G tank, probably with some easy plants to begin with. I figure I'll start small, slow and simple and then work my way up, once I'm a guru like you folks.)
Sorry for length!