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Substrate Questions for Mini M (Also adding fert question here)

It has been awhile and after reading the stickys I think I am just confusing myself.

When setting up a new tank (nano) do I need to bother with penac / bacter 100 etc or can I just use a base layer of special sand S (or nothing at all for that matter). I was told I could just bypass these and use some things like something called nightout 2 and something else. (I will be using aquasoil)

As for liquid ferts (or dry and mixing) it seems there is a huge abundance of these. I will have a heavily planted tank but I am unsure of the exact ferts I need. Could someone just point me in the direct or give me what i should be dosing on a regular basis? Is green bacter needed? (why do i feel like there are a lot of extra additives not needed).

I am ordering today so should have a nice build log soon full of ADA goodies and cheap chinese goodies heh. Still trying to work on what regulator to buy atm.
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I never bother with any of the substrate additives or power sand in my tanks. I only use Aquasoil.

I use the line of Seachem Aquavitro for my Mini-M and 60P tanks. I follow the exact dosing schedule by Seachem. For a tank the size of the Mini-M, each bottle should last at least 2-3 years.


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