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Old 08-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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What soil or compost for tank

Where cani get compost/soil for my fish tank
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:23 PM   #2
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They look like plastic plants to me?
If you wanted to grow plants though, you will need some kind of substrate that hold nutrients, or fertilise them in another way. But what you need will depend on the plants that you want to grow, how much light you have, etc.

I feel like a fraud advising anyone on this because I'm starting my first planted tank myself! But I've been reading the forums etc, and the guides that people have written are really helpful.
Have a read of this one first: A guide to substrates for the planted tank

There's lots of info in the Planted Tank forum!
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:44 AM   #3
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All I'm asking is what soil can I use


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Old 08-25-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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Soil Substrate

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When I did a soil substrate tank, I used Miracle Gro organic potting mixture. You can cover it with whatever bottom material you like. I used pea-sized polished gravel.

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Hi I just want soil as my substrate


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I would only use the poorest top soil you can find, with as little organic matter in it as possible. You can also mineralize it ,which gets rid of the organics but I prefer to try and skip that step.
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I've seen pound soil for sale in bags a garden center


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