Hello all. I'm in the process of converting a reef tank over to a planted tank. I've got a bag of SMS charcoal on the way. From what I've read, it seems that adding a thin layer of peat and laterite is a good idea when using SMS due to it's low nutrient level. Question is where do I buy these things? Also, would I benefit by adding a layer of eco-complete on to of the peat and laterite and then have a layer of SMS? Sorry if this is a very basic question. I've never had a freshwater tank, much less a planted one. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the info! I can't wait to get started. I think most of my fear is due to the unknown. I'm actually in the process of reading through your site Rex. This kind of info is great for the uninitiated like myself.