Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NYC & Long Island, NY
I'm a little confused about this substrate... I read in a previous thread that the majority of the nutrients in this substrate is contained within the liquid in the bag. Is there any validity to that statement? It concerns me because water changes would render the nutrient load of the substrate rather quickly if it was all in solution.
Also, if I were to use half of the substrate and save the rest for another tank or a future use (since I only have a 5 gallon hex), would the EC be fouled due to air-exposure? I assume that the live bacteria in the substrate might die, and I don't particularly want anything else growing in there. Should I let it dry out if I'm not going to use the remainder of the bag for several months?