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I have fluval SS for over 1 year now.. I love it, still retrain it's shape and my marseale carpet plant is finally taking off.

I like how it look, the round ball and all..

Both are almost the same price range but the Mr. Aqua soil is only 1 liter = about 2.2lb while Fluval SS is 4.4lb.

Which is good for me?

Keeping easy neo shrimp and limited plants ..I don't plants growing everywhere.

I plan on covering 3 (2.5 gallon tank) with about 1" of substrate.
 

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They're not really the same thing. Mr. Aqua's sintered soil substrate has NPK and other nutrients in it. Fluval SS does nothing for plants. It just buffers the pH. I had Fluval SS and hated how crumbly and light it was. Not a big fan. I think if you do grow some plants though, you can use Mr. Aqua and not fertilize for a long time depending what you grow. The LFS has a tank with UG and some moss and did not add any fertilizer for over two years. All they do is trim and add CO2.
 
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