No, it's super light weight with fine particles. It'll be a mess.
According to jcgd you can,No, it's super light weight with fine particles. It'll be a mess.
I'm not sure what he means by "quality carbon" though.You can skip everything except the aquasoil if you have a sensitive wallet. If you have a sensitive wallet yet still want to reproduce the ADA system you can use pumice stone for the power sand, or lava rock but the lava is less ideal. You can sprinkle some quality carbon down there to act like tourmaline. Bacter is fine IMO, it would be a pain to replace it so if you want it you can use it, but you could just fire some filter mulm under the soil. Same idea.
The penac W I believe is pretty much just silica. About 99% or so with a few other things in there. I'd skip it.
Penac P is similar to dolomite. It helps to balance the acidity of the soil.
So a similar system, yet dirt cheap, would be:
Pumice or lava rock
Dolomite (just a sprinkle)
Aquasoil and powersand can mix over time if you replant alot. But the system as a whole isn't really designed to be reused as there's no way to really separate everything after it's mixed. The soil will naturally move to the bottom as the powersand works its way to the top, but it's not really a huge deal, except the colours don't match.
You can't match the aquasoil though, and I'd recommend it over anything else. The rest? Well... use your head.
That's not what I said. I said you could add some to the substrate. I have no clue if it would work as the entire substrate. If nothing else, it would be expensive.According to jcgd you can,
I'm not sure what he means by "quality carbon" though.
Original thread http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=186381 just a couple threads below