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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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I use vermiculite in the garden all the time as it promotes faster root growth and gives quick anchorage to young roots. The mixture helps retain air, plant food, and moisture - releasing them as the plant requires them...but has anyone used it in an aquarium before?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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I would be using it in a "dirt" substrate...
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It's been done before. Give this thread (and it's other referenced threads in posts #3/4) a read through:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=66195
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I've used it before and it killed off all of my hornwort..
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A long time ago, I had a tank that was mostly gravel, and the plants were planted in peat pots filled with some soil/dirt type mix, and then pushed under the gravel. I can't remember what all went in there, but I do remember using some vermiculite.

I think it's got a decent CEC, but I can't remember for certain. could get kinda messy if it got into the water column - little floating sparklies...
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