Honestly, I have never tried it in therapeutic doses for treatments, however, I do use it in lower dose in most of my tank for plant food and all my tanks have RCS in them and it never seemed to cause any problems for them...I dose it for plant food at a rate of about 1tsp/10gal more or less...
You can do it either way....I like to add the sand then plant......especially for the rosette type plants so that you don't plant them too deep-you want to keep their crown above the substrate...Stem plants it doesn't matter how deep-but you do want to try and keep as many of the lower leaves out of the substrate as you can.
Click my name and go to statistics-click on threads started by me...click on the 55ga NPT and read that-it will answer most of your question-also look at my album I have info along with pic....
Start your own thread and give me a link and I will help answer questions you have
The tank is currently home to a goldfish, so the filter media is cycled. I'd convert it to an NPT the second he moved out. Can I put that filter media in my pond filter, or should I leave it in the tank?
How soon afterwards can I move in my fish? The current plan is for it to house my 6 female bettas, 12 Endlers Livebearers and 3 of my cories (a bronze, a peppered and an albino). I'd be boosting the cory schools to 4 bronze/albinos and 4 peppered, with a view to adding kuhli loaches later on. Is this too much?
I'm sorry for bombarding you with questions, but I am so jealous of your tanks and I want something that pretty.
I'm sorry to bother you like this, but I want to set up an NPT and you are the NPT ninja, so I wanted to ask your advice. I know the general theory, but I want to ask about specifics.
I have an AquaOne 620. I don't know what the kelvin etc of the lights are, but I can replace them. I know the first step is to put an inch to an inch and a half of chemical free soil on the bottom of the tank, then cap it with half an inch of sand. Do you put the plants in before the sand, or after?
Is it 75% of the substrate that has to be covered with plants, and 10% of the surface?
The plants I currently have growing in my 60 litre are elodea, hornwort, masses of java fern, some crypts, java moss and what I think is ludwigia. Are any of these goods candidates for an NPT? What other plants would you recommend? The only limitation is I have to be able to get them either locally or through livefish.com.au.