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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II

Well, I've finally done it! I ordered more Aquasoil for my 55 gallon. I set my 29 gal. with Aquasoil last year and loved the way the plants just took off in it. So, I closed my eyes and hit the button to finalize my purchase. Should be here on the 24th.

Now I have to do daily water changes to keep the ammonia down for a week or two. I am going with just rocks, no driftwood. Maybe later, I'll post some pics of the future scape to see how everyone thinks about it.
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Curious. Why ADA AS II over ADA AS I?
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I got the ASII because of the cloudiness issue. The first time I did it, there was virtually no cloudiness. It also says that it lowers the pH and KH which I need for my hard well water. The first time I used it, I was very impressed with the consistancy and make up of the stuff. I was a bit apprehensive because of what I had been reading some other hobbyists dealing with awful experiences with it. But I made sure that I got the granules and not the powder. I could understand some issues with the powder. I just hope that this next shipment will be as good as the previous.
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I just setup a similar tank with ADA Amazonia II and zebra rocks in a 48" tank (40 gallons). It was amazing. Compared to Eco-complete I love how it plants and looks. Instead of a thick black mud those 'pellets' are truly beautiful. It stays sloped a bit better too. I will definitely stick to this product if it grows as well as they say! The pH tests a perfect 6.4 in my tank, but I'm still cycling ammonia.

Hope yours works out for you too!

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IME, I have never had any issues with the ADA AS II tanks I set up. However, I have read too many horror stories re: people who have set up tanks with ADA AS II vs original ADA Aquasoil. For this and reason(s) mentioned below my a major supplier of Aquasoil, I would recommend avoiding ADA AS II and purchasing ADA AS original.
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The first time I used it in my 29 gal. I did complete water changes daily (at least 100%) and had plenty of plants in there to help with the issue. Within two weeks the ammonia level was down to 0 and I slowly added fish. I checked the parameters every day, and things were pretty much normal after that! The plants soared...the HC and Riccia finally grew and so fast that I had to start pulling them out.
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I'm reviving an old thread. Im kinda curious as to how your tank is holding up with the ada as II? Any "horror" stories or what have you?
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