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Well I was searching online for DIY cheap substrates, but to my despair I've only been flooded with redundant things I don't understand. Does anyone know a specific brand of soil that is cheap and will work well with a planted aquarium? Any! The brand and name of the soil/gravel is all I ask for.

EDIT: No more replies necessary. I found a thread that answered my question. Others could follow it here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/substrate/72382-mineralized-top-soil-substrate-pics-updated.html
 

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Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil is one you can find pretty easily. Chicken grit is crushed rock that can be fairily attractive. I've head two colors of grit. One was white and that stunk but the other is dark red/purple and it is quite calm. It's sorted coarse/med/fine so it's quite uniform. The best part is it's real rock so it holds plants down!
 

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What are your long term plans/goals?
I was planning for a tank with the "Natural" aquascaping style. I was thinking about planting mosses, driftwood, duckweeds, maybe some anumbas, grasses, and still researching. But personally I'd like substrate/gravel that would keep my options wide and avaliable in case I have a change of mind. :icon_lol:
 
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