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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody, I'm planning to make a new setup in my 75g aquarium. After reading a lot of posts about different substrates, I'm almost decided to use this one: First a thin layer of granulated peat moss with a granulated NPK complex (17-6-12), and final layer of fine grain Akadama.

Do you guys think that this substrate is good enough for a long period?

Thanks in advance.

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i dont have any experiance with that type of substrate, but is there any chance you can go with Flourite or Eco, or Laterite?

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That substrate is not a good choice. Putting a granulated fertilizer in the substrate can cause all kinds of problems. I'm betting that the fertilizer provides the N in the form of Urea?
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