Does anyone use laterite anymore?
I'm planning a planted betta tank (10 gallons) and I'm on a bit of a budget. I had a planted tank years ago that did OK in plain gravel but I'm ready to go to the next level and enrich my substrate this time. I've priced out Flourite and Eco-Complete (and AquaSoil) but is there anything wrong with ye olde gravel and laterite? Is it out of favor because of cloudiness in the water column, or some other reason?
Thanks for any input!