- - top spoil for substrate
|sinadyan ||01-04-2009 03:55 PM |
top spoil for substrate
If I remember correctly I have heard not to use topspoil as a substrate. Can someone explain why, since this is what is in streams and lakes. I would like to tru using it in one of my empty tanks. I was going to put a thin layer of gravel over the top
|Sucidemonkey ||01-13-2009 02:35 PM |
i heard because most topsoil you buy comes with Ferts and stuff in it. I dont know anything about substrate but i did read something once and if i can recall correctly thats one reason.
|catfishtabbi ||01-16-2009 10:55 AM |
No, no, no. Top soil may contain ferts and/or larve.When maintaining (and you'll have to) your plants the gravel and soil will mix and cloud your water,black.You can sieve rocks or gravel out of eco complete though.Eco's great ! i leave it as my main substrate and my plants are great.Sometimes i'll place white river rock around hard to plant roots like amazons and the eco sieves right thru then i can put the rocks back on top.
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