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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:10 am Post subject: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 I  recently  went  a  bought  a  bag  of  contra  soil  4  mm  pellets  for  my  plated  aquarium.  Any  idea  what  the  best  fertilizers,  plants,  fish  are  best  suited  to  keep  in  the  planted  aquarium?  
 How  good  is  the  soil?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:48 am Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 soil  is  pretty  good.....add  a  top  layer  of  substrate  of  roughly  the  same  size...it  helps  to  absorb  excess  nutrients...thats  what  i  was  told  about  my  tank  Razz
 my  knowledge  is  limited  to  that  as  im  new  to  planted  tanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:59 pm Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 Contro  soil  is  a  pretty  good  soil  for  planted  tanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:08 pm Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 Its  good  for  planted  tank.
 
 I  had  used  this  soil  initially  in  my  35  Gallon  planted  tank.  I  had  mixed  the  soil  with  laterite  soil.  I  had  the  soil  in  the  mid  layer.  Both  top  and  bottom  were  filled  with  laterite  soil.  This  were  done  in  my  first  ever  planted  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:28 pm Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 Links  to  my  tank  photos  with  Contro  soil  +  laterite
 
 35  Gallon  tank
 
 After  3  months
 
 After  4  months
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:56 pm Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 wow  shelly  amazing  tank   Surprised   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:58 pm Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 Contro  Soil  is  a  good  substrate  for  planted  tanks.  It  is  a  nutrient  rich  substrate,  so  you  don't  have  to  use  any  other  layers.  I  generally  use  a  few  spoons  of  vermi-compost.  But  that  is  not  really  necessary.
 
 I  have  one  pointer  though.  There  are  2  types  of  contro  soil...  2mm  &  4mm.  The  one  you  have  is  $mm  (as  you've  mentioned).  The  2mm  one  is  the  one  usually  recommended  for  small  carpeting  plants.  Personally,  I've  never  used  the  larger  grain,  so  I  don't  really  know  if  smaller  plants  will  work.  You  can  try  though.  otherwise,  composition  wise  they're  both  the  same.
 
 Good  luck  with  your  tank!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:30 pm Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 Hi  Shelly,
 Beautiful  tanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:30 am Post subject: Re: Any experience with Contra soil Reply with quote

 I  remember  i  used  to  play  CONTRA  a  lot  in  my  childhood  days   Chuckle
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