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Which substrate should i get?

Should i get first layer pure laterite, flora base, eco-complete, flourite, or the new caribsea floramax? I want a dark substrate and was thinking about the black flourite but then i noticed the new floramax and was interested in that. Anyways i wanted to know everyones opinion on the above substrates. Also what is the deal with the flourite black sand?
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imo variety is the key to success. probably a terrible idea but i hav all of those in my tank.

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I have Ecocomplete - 3cm, Gravel 2cm, Seachem Black Sand 3cm. Even tho the black sand is more like black gravel...either way i like it and its served me well in the past, have to see how my new plants take to it
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If your going to pay alot of cash on substrate buy ADA aquasoil! When I first started growing plants in my tanks I spent hundreds on Eco Complete and Flourite because I thought they had nutrients avalible for the plants. They say they do they dont! So after reading about how good it was I thought I would give ADA a shot. I started seeing a huge difference in growth rates. Im not saying you cant grow plants in those other substrates you can but being new to planted tanks ADA just makes it easier.
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If your going to pay alot of cash on substrate buy ADA aquasoil! When I first started growing plants in my tanks I spent hundreds on Eco Complete and Flourite because I thought they had nutrients avalible for the plants. They say they do they dont! So after reading about how good it was I thought I would give ADA a shot. I started seeing a huge difference in growth rates. Im not saying you cant grow plants in those other substrates you can but being new to planted tanks ADA just makes it easier.
Im definitely going with the aquasoil this stuff seems awesome, ive never come acrossed it before. Im still a little confused though i want to get the amazonia 2 but im unsure of how much i need and what form i need powder or normal? Do i use just this as my substrate or do i mix it in with my current gravel?
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