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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:48 pm Post subject: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 I  had  some  stock  of  controsoil  fert  for  my  planted  .
 Is  it  good,  or  is  ADA  preferred??  
 
 how  much  ADA  or  Controsoil  should  i  put  for  my  18x12x18  (16gallon)  tank?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:58 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 Hi  Nick,
 
 Both  are  good.  Both  are  widely  used  by  hobbyist..  If  you  ask  me,  I  would  first  go  for  ADA  and  Contro  Soil  will  be  second.  I  had  used  both  ADA  and  Contro.  Both  are  giving  me  good  results..
 
 Now  coming  to  your  second  point.
 
 First  decide  how  much  thickness  of  soil  are  you  planning  for  the  aquarium.  
 
 For  example,  if  you  plan  to  put  2"  height  of  soil.  Taking  the  dimension  of  your  tank:
 
 18  inch  Length  x  12  inch  Breadth  x  2  inch  Height:  Holds  7litre  water.  
 
 ADA  or  Control  Soil  are  sold  in  Litre.  (I  mean  ADA  is  sold  in  3  lt  and  9lt  bag,  and  contro  soil  is  sold  in  3lt  and  10lt  bag).
 
 Hence  if  you  buy  a  10  lt  bag  of  Controsoil,  you  can  have  around  2.5inch  height  substrate.  I  think  you  got  my  point.
 
 For  more  information,  there  are  lots  of  substrate  calculator  available  in  Internet.  You  may  refer  it  as  well.
 
 Note:  Update  your  location.  So  that  hobbyist  near  your  place  can  help  you...   Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:12 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 Thanks  Very Happy  updated   Chuckle  
 
 i  dont  think  anyone  in  IAH  is  there  from  Mysore  :D
 
 I  was  wondering  i  made  a  mistake  by  taking  controsoil.
 
 I  got  your  point  josy  Smile  i  understood..
 
 One  more  Q,  if  in  case  i  get  ADA,  can  i  mix  with  my  existing  contro  for  the  subtstrate?  
 
 in  my  tank  there  is  not  only  controsoil,  ive  used  some  regular  sand  as  well..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:15 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 @  Nick,
 
 There  are  hobbyist  from  Mysore.
 
 No..  Controsoil  is  good.  You  have  not  done  any  mistake  in  taking  Controsoil.  I  am  not  sure  if  you  can  mix  Controsoil  and  ADA  together.  
 
 You  can  use  controsoil  itself.  Need  not  buy  ADA.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:16 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 look  at  the  substrate.
 please  guide  me.
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:19 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 oh.  I  dunno  how,  but  i  was  misguided.
 
 THe  LFS  guy  sold  me  telling  that  Controsoil  is   FERT  long  back.  was  new  to  planted  tanks  that  time.
 I  have  mixed  some  ordinary  sand  with  the  controsoil.its  almost  impossible  to  seperate  it.  any  ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:20 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 Thanks  josy!  
 
 havent  found  anyone  from  mysore  though  Razz
 Im  from  bangalore  itself  settled  in  mysore  for  reasons  i  dunno.
 
 prices  of  ada  nd  contra  are  same?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:21 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 I  mean  Shelly!  :/
 
 im  goin  according  to  your  ID  ;p
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:53 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 Hi  Nick!  
 You  could  try  sieving  the  substrate  through  an  approriate  sized  sieve,  if  you  want  to  separate  it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:28 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 Thanks  guys!
 
 One  last  Question,  i  asked  About  controsoil  and  ADA,  How  about  JBL??  good  substrate?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:19 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 Hi  Nick!  
 
 For  planted  tank  ADA  is  the  best  substrate  in  the  market  #1...  then  the  rest  follows...  Controsoil  is  good.  Thumb Up  
 There  are  many  hobbyist  using  DIY  substrate  which  are  lot  cheaper  &  as  good  as  ADA.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:21 pm Post subject: Re: Is contro Soil Good? and how much? Reply with quote

 wow!  
 
 any  link  whch  lead  me  to  the  DIY  substrate?
 
 Or  is  it  just  clay,humus  and  peat??
 
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 I  suggest  you  to  go  through  the  posts  of  hamza  and  madan  ,  they  hav  used  simple  DIY  substrates  and  have  achieved  great  success..!!
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