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quick question about soil base

Thinking about switching out some of my TMS for soil in my tank, water change day is tomorrow. I have a lot of soil mix from my previous house that I bagged up and can rinse and boil down today here is what it is made of:

Pure black composted top soil
Peat
Vermiculite

Can I use this, it has never been fertilized and was outside for 7 months prior to moving through a hard winter also. Thinking of draining the tank tomorrow and using some of this mix. The Erios and Toninas would love the acidic substrate this would have. Tank is cycled and has nothing but plants so the ammonina if any should create too much of a problem, what does everyone think?

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probably, you are going to want to use a cap over it to help with keeping the particals down. (this is the tank your doing like 50ppm of [email protected] right).

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probably, you are going to want to use a cap over it to help with keeping the particals down. (this is the tank your doing like 50ppm of [email protected] right).
Yes, I will either cap it with Turface MVP or my Tahitian Moon Sand, not sure if I'm going to make the change or not as removing 500 little clumps of UG is going to be a nightmare. Also the Flourish root tabs are susposed to make the sub. acidic on their own. Just looking at all options as well I like to have fun.

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