Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: cambridge, ontario, canada
Can different aquasoils be layered?
Can amazonia be used as a nutrient rich base layer like a walstad method tank with Malaya or Africana as a cap? This is assuming I wouldnt be uprooting plants in this long term setup that often or at all...
In my current build which has 10sqft of substrate, I'm going to need 5-8 bags of aquasoil, depending on depth, so I want to get this right with such an investment. It's going to be a shallow, but wide riparium (48x30x12h), with crypts, e. Tenelus, lileopsis and similar species amonst manzanita "roots" and stumps, so there will be mostly root feeders, and I may be adding some e. Cordifolius swords to be grown emersed as well
Now, I've been very happy with ADA Malaya for a long term low tech setup and I like the bright colour. Growth is slower though compared to amazonia. But it will brighten up the underwater tank portion which is usually pretty dark in a riparium.
I have a couple bags of amazonia now and I was thinking about using them as a base layer with another 3 or 4 bags of Malaya on top...