Aqaurium soil

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    Is there any thing els you can use for aqaurium soil. I can not pay R989 for 1 bag of aqaurium soil. Any other idees my be. I have the fine black gravel but the plants is not doing to well even with firtelizer in the water. Getting the idee i am feeding the alge and not the plants.
     
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    I've used bags of top soil capped with pool filter sand quite effectively. Planting a 4 foot worked out less than R400. The nice thing is that because it's so cheap, you don't feel sorry to redo a tank if you feel like it.
     
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    ^^ did the same in my nano tank and it worked really well.

    Going to do it again when I set up my next tank.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I have some see sand in a bag wil that work just have to whase it a few time to ge the salt out.
     
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    Pool filter sand would also work as a cap.
    But also needs to be washed before use to get rid of the dust
     
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    Get yourself some Seachem root tabs - worked pretty well for me in the past.
    Langa aquasoil is cheaper than most others and could be an option if you're prepared to swap it all out, etc.
     
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    Can't get any root tabs in Pretoria have been to 6 difrent lfs.
     
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    Will have to look for clean topsoil can't use the topsoil at home it have been spryde for ants. And all so got fertilizer in it. Don't know what that will do to the fish.
     
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    Get organic potting soil.
     
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    Check out the Diana Walstad method for doing planted tanks she uses potting soil - works perfectly
     
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    Will do thanks
     

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