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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-14-2006, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help choosing substrate

I am setting up 90 gal tank. I am looking for substrate which will low Ph in my aquarium( i like to keep south american cichlids).
I have got the gravel, so if I mix substrate with the gravel is will be fine.
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The smaller pebbles will work there way down to the bottom and leave the gravil on top. I would personally like to use only one kind of substrate like Eco Complete or Flourite.

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Thank you for reply joetee but does Eco Complete low Ph?
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Thank you for reply joetee but does Eco Complete low Ph?
No.

Why do you want to lower PH (yes I saw the SA cichlids, that is not a good reason)? Focus on doing what you need to do to keep your PH stable at all times, that is what the SA cichlids need.......DC
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Aquasoil will give you a good environment for those chiclids. Plus it will grow your plants better than flourite and eco.


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