Joined: Feb 24, 2013 Posts: 136 Location: mahim, mumbai
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:17 am Post subject: The natural aquarium substrate
Hello guys now i have been owning planted and non planted fish tanks for quite some time and it has always given me pleasure to keep digging up the tanks in search of natural resources in having the best natural substrate instead of going for branded products, i guess everyone in this forum has always been trying to find out what more can we do in our planted tanks substrate instead of going for branded products in which we dont have to bother for a long time in taking care.
So kindly pool in the knowledge if any one has the best way for natural substrate.
1) I have tried this mix which i mix in sphagnum moss with regular garden soil and having a thin layer of compost at the bottom of the tank, this method i have been using for almost 3 months and my plants are really doing well.
Now if any one has tried any different method please be kind enough to guide in the right direction
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 Posts: 541 Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:17 pm Post subject: Re: The natural aquarium substrate
I always use a mixture of 20:1 of laterite dust and single super phosphate layer covered with river sand and gravel for my planted tanks. I collect my own laterite dust from the red morum (laterite nodules) quarries by sieving the morum. Never had any need for any other substrate.
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