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ADA Kinds of Substrate??

what are the difference of this ADA Substrate:

Malaya, Amazonia and Africana?? What are the most common use?

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I believe the different names are for the different biotypes (regions) that your fish originally live in. Amazonia are for South American fish such as Blue Rams and Neon Tetras. The Africana are for of course African fish (Tangs and Malawis) and the Mayan are for fish that are originally from Southeast Asia (Clown Loaches and Gouarmis). I also believe that the different substrate also have different ph and acidity/alkaline effects.
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I'm pretty sure the substrates all have the same composition with regards to acidity, etc.

They just have different colors.

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Yea all of them are the exact same, they just color them differently to suit your preference. Aquasoil isn't like flourite which comes directly bagged from the ground. They make Aquasoil using a bunch of different stuff, color it, and then they cook it to make it hard. It is basically artificial soil which is perfect for the aquarium for what your plants need. They made it great because all of the granuals are round so that it allows a lot of little spaces so that the soil can "breath." The soil does not weigh much either, that way even the very bottom of the soil doesn't get crushed by the layers above allowing even the bottom of the substrate to breath. Once I used Aquasoil for the first time I realized that a lot of time and consideration went into the creation of this great soil.
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According to the ADA catalog, Afrikana has less organics than either Amazonia or Malaya, so has less buffering ability (acidity). The catalog notes that plants grow slowly in Afrikana soil.

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