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  1. Default Need a plant substrate!


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    I am setting up an AquaStart 320 which is 28L

    What would be an ideal substrate for plants? I have spotted this one, but is seems rather expensive

    http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aq...substrate.html

    It needs to be a substrate that is available in the UK and I don't want to spend a fortune. Is this a good substrate? If not, what would be better? Can I just have this as a substrate with no additional sand or gravel?

    If not there is also this one I found

    http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aq...tre-brown.html

    How does this one sound?

    Thanks

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    Lady Hobbs pointed me onto a substrate sold by the 5 gallon pail that was not too expensive. I just cant seem to remember the name right now..

    Hobbsy?
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    http://www.aquariumplants.com/Freshw...trate_p/ss.htm is what Hobbs uses. I got some based on her experience and it's worked pretty well for me too.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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    Thanks! Unfortunately, it isn't available here in the UK :(

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    The aquariumplants substrate is reputed to be rebranded Turface which, if I googled it right, is available in the UK in landscaping stores.

    Also, you can try kitty litter without all the clumping agents and scents, and any of the oil absorbants such as OilDri. They're basically just clay and make excellent plant substrates. You should test whichever you buy first to make sure it doesnt disintegrate under water. They have higher CEC values than EcoComplete. The advantage is they're really cheap but if you dont like the color beige, they're not for you.

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    Ok, thanks

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