Joined: Jan 31, 2009 Posts: 2511 Location: New Delhi
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:56 am Post subject: Re: Need advise on substrate
Maintaining a sand bottomed tank is a bit difficult since cleaning it is a hassle.Since you are changing the substrate, i'd advice you to go for a layer of laterite and peat at the bottom topped with some coarse gravel.
Joined: Aug 12, 2009 Posts: 714 Location: HSR layout, Bangalore, India
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:00 pm Post subject: Re: Need advise on substrate
first layer can be soilrite (peat + vermiculite) or coco peat... (i have mixed both in my current setup and kept as first layer)....then you could add potting soil or humus (chemical free) as the second layer and then top it up with coarse gravel ( you will get haridwar river gravel here in lfs)...pm me if you want to know where....do read some of the earlier posts for quantity of peat vs tank....Trevor and Madan did mention on their quantity quite some time back....
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