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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of "The Freshwater Planted Aquarium Substrate" from I have been researching substrates to determine which to use in my 55 gallon tank, want to use something that will be efficient yet simple. Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 05:40 AM
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It is for all practical purpose tufrace allsport, a baseball field amendment used to keep it dry. It is highly absorbent and thus the reason it is useful for us, in that it takes a lot of nutrients up and stores for use.

It does not have any bio-available nutrients, despite the packaging claims. This is the same for seachem flourite.

It is a decent substrate, but you'll still need to supplement it.
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I like them. I have replanted and even rescaped my 27" tall Amazon Sword in my 40g. It is very easy to maintain and does not create too much of a mess if you need to rearrange your plants often. Most plant substrates do not contain nutrients but some can absorb and retain more nutrients than others.
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