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Aqua Soil Confused

after having a stroke i am finally up and about. and after reading thru the forums. now i am confused with the soil as i never used the amazonia soil and some say u should not mix with other soil. some say it will melt plants. i already have a couple of bags of amazonia soil. i guess not the amazonia 2 being a lot better. so any feedback would be great. i feel like could it be that ADA SOIL is overated?
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I use the amazonia and think the II is not that much better just refined.

It melts plants probably due to poor acclimation just as fish would die(but not grow back like plants) when quickly transitioned from two total opposite waters cause aquasoil really lowers the params.

I highly doubt that aquasoil is overrated if it was it wouldn't still be on the market and after using it nothing else holds a dime to it.

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If you do go with ADA AS, just remember to soak it for a few weeks before actually planting in it...that'll probably solve the melting plants problem.
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Lots of people say ADA AS is the greatest soil ever created. Tom Barr also agrees that ADA AS with EI dosing is the "best" way to go.

But then lots of people complain about the ammonia etc etc. IME, I've never had an ammonia problem. I don't have a test kit, but I dropped a cherry shrimp in there after ONE day with a new filter and everything. It survived. Got sucked in the filter later but I survived the "ammonia".

I guess I was lucky :-D.


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thanks for the input fellow enthusiast. can u mix ADA SOIL just plain ole gravel????
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I wouldn't

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I would suggest against it as well...it really does best by it self and you may find that gravel size becomes an issue with settling over time...


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I wouldnt do it either.
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thanks for the input fellow enthusiast. can u mix ADA SOIL just plain ole gravel????
personally i wouldnt....but the questions is, why do you want to mix it?


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