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i need some input

im planning a rescape but i would like to ask all of you first.What substrate is a great high cec. i plan on laying down some osmocoat+ then high cec sub then flourite black sand for the top for my DHG.any and all input is welcome thank you very much
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+1 on this, but the sand will eventually sift down leaving the STS on top.


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If you push it back from the front edge about 1.5" I think the STS would be best for the CEC effect. That way it wouldn't show along the front. If you have MTS or any trumpet
snail types the STS will end up on top. The color difference is the problem/w it.
I have had Laterite under Eco for over two years, but no trumpet snails and those two have that same color difference and just a few of the pieces of the Laterite are on the top and I do believe it's because of pulling up plants. Not just on it's own.
That may be the case/w some types of sub materials...but not all. Some need outside influence to move like the trumpet snails.
You might try black Flourite. That way at least the color isn't a clash and if it does
work it's way up it won't be noticed to any extent.

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I was shocked at how much a 9 liter bag of ada aaqua soil coverage area was and i had eco complete and flourite in another tank it was doing ok and growing alright but as soon as i did a tank with ada aqua soil i want to say that i immediately notice about triple the growth dhg runners shooting out everywhere also from my experience my dwarf hair grass seemed to put runners out more so when i let it just grow and didnt cut it down like i read everywhere to do. i also have a third tank that has organic top soild covered with black doamond blasting sand and the plants grew fasert than in the flourite and eco coplete tank as well if you want a super cheap route .
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I second that. ADA soil is excellent. I don't know why people try to save 5 dollars and then suffer endless problems. This is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby.
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I second that. ADA soil is excellent. I don't know why people try to save 5 dollars and then suffer endless problems. This is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby.
yeah you need alot less than you think and even if you used it as a 3 in cap you will get wonderful results
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