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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Which substrate

OK so i searched and now am more confused. I have a 55 with a 3 inch layer of flourite and black gravel. My dad is setting up a 75 for plants. He has nothing so which substrate would you use. Trying to not go super $$$ but want the tank to look nice. Soil Master select? Sand with other soil mixed in? Flourite? Whats the benefits of each?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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For anyone else wondering I found this thread:

think i might try the flourite/SMS mix

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Well aquasoil is best but it can get pricey so I would do the sms. Aquasoil can be bought at http://www.adgshop.com/Aqua_Soil_s/21.htm
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Go Aquasoil. It's a one time investment.

If you do things right, you won't be disappointed.

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