Poll: Mineralized top soil or organic potting mix?
The choice between starting my first planted tank with MTS or MGOCPM is an almost impossible decision to make for me! I'm torn and dont know what to choose. I want the best substrate possible for thriving plant growth, with minimal mess (i like moving things around sometimes) and easy to manage.
So I hope you guys can help me choose!
Which soil substrate is better: mineralization a top soil, or straight away adding an organic, rich potting mix? Which is better in terms of plant growth, manageability, and your overall experience/opinions?
I feel like MTS is a safer way to go to avoid excess nutrients and algal problems but at the same time i feel it lacks the nutrients to really make plants thrive, as top soil is just a mix of different twigs and peats and minimal dirt for basic things like filling dirt holes, instead of nourishing plants.
Correct me if I'm wrong please, and please tell me all your opinions! thanks!