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Adding Laterite to an Established Tank


I would like to change my substrate, but in the meantime I have bought some laterite to mix with my existing gravel. I was wondering if there are any problems I should expect, and if you have any tips for me before I make the addition.

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You might be able to freeze little ice cubes and then push them in down deep.
I have not used Laterite so I can't help you any more than that.

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you can also use a cup to place small amounts, lower the cup into the tank just over the substrate and sprinkle and as you vacuum it will mix. Laterate is very dusty so beware of that.

Freezing is a good option to get it into the substrate. Use like a root tab, near/under a plant and cover it with the substrate. It will thraw in the tank. Use tank water when making your balls or spikes.


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Thanks for the tips!

I would have never thought of the ice cube thing.!

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