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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-02-2006, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

Can someone explain to me the difference between powersand and say, sand?

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Powersand is a peat and pumice based underlayer that is supposed to encourage root development and water ciculation, as well as bacterial growth. It's also acidic, which releases more nutrients than a neutral substrate.

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Yeah, it cost 18 bucks per couple of litres It's used in conjuction with Aquasoil to give it the power. You can see a better description on the ADG site:
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30-40% of my PS is on top of my gravel
Be very very careful with uprooting or place a screen to keep it down etc.
Or don't bother and add only the AS and dose the water column.

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How about skipping the power sand and using root tabs?
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It is my understanding that root tabs contain chemicals besides the one's you'll be looking for, which can promote algae. Probably the biggest point is that you would need to reapply the root tabs periodically, whereas the powersand would be just about indefinite.

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You'll notice that Amano does his layouts like what, once? Then lets it mature, I assume? He probably never touches the tank after he sets it up.

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