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Old 02-25-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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nutrient rich subtrate?

ok my gravel is obviously not nutrient rich, and my amazon is showing signs of that, so my question is, what can I get to help with that? I cant get eco complete around here and do not want to order on line, a 15 pound bag of flourite is $24.99 8O so is their anything I can get to help this? I have thought about garden soil ????
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I've been using Turface with good luck.

Take a look in the sticky for substrate, There are a lot of choices available..

Turface cost me 14$/50lbs and 75lbs did a 120Gal (8 Sq feet). It was difficult to find here, but you might have an easier time.
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Agree with Wizzard. I bought Turface MVP (MPV?) about $14/50lbs too. Bought two bags, remove the small particles (<2mm), still left half bag. Cover 58gal tank (4.5 sq feet) between 4 to 6 inches height. So, I use about 60 lb and discard another 40 lb.

Search your local Reed Perrine store on google, you may find one.

My amazon sword is the first plant in the tank, and it grows one big leaf every 2-3 days. I don't have co2 injection and light is about 1.8wpg.
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...or you can try root tabs. Flourish makes a very nice one and I used them for a couple of years now.
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if you are not interested in do you whole substrate, you can spot feed the swords with root tabs, i use flourish tabs under my swords even in the tank that is 100% Eco-compleat
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I think I will do root tabs! I really like my substrate
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