Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: LA Mirada, Ca. USA
Mineralized soil: to change or not to change
Hello there all,
I put this question in the Mineralized soil thread,
but I wanted to get an answer soon.
I have read through this whole thread because
I am trying to decide whether to change over
to mineralized soil. I thought Laura might want
to answer this one, but I would like to hear
from you other guys. Question: Did you switch
over to mineralized soil for experimentation
or wanting to have more success in growing
nice plants. Let me explain. I have a 60 gallon
planted tank, low tech, with crypts, swords,
anubias, vals, and some stem plants. I don't
have a photo, but I can get one. I also have
eco complete substrate. I also have Discus.
I am considering to switch to mineralized soil
mainly because I want to cap it with sand,
cause I want sand, and also I thought I would
want to see the results of this experiment.
My plants are doing great and so are the fish.
Question: Will I be giving up anything or
jeopardizing the health of my fish by switching
over to mineralized soil. I am concerned about
the first few weeks for the substrate and water
column to balance out and settle in.