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mixing substrate? Aquarium Forum

May 04, 2011  Can I mix regular aquarium gravel with a substrate made for plants such as eco complete? so far i have 1 java fern and 1 mico sword and ill soon be adding java moss as soon as it arives and eventually a few other plants. id like to give the plants a better substrate but i dont want to

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Confused about substrate mixing Freshwater Aquarium ...

Jan 26, 2020  Lfs person said (a) Yes, I can mix my two plant substrates together and (b) yes I can mix sand into the 2 substrate mix to bulk it out. Aesthetically this would not be great and voiced this to him and he said I could scrape the mix into the center of the tank, and cap it with aquarium gravel filling in the border so from the outside you can ...

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Mixing Substrate - REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum

Mar 14, 2019  Hi everyone! I'm having a hard time making a decision on what substrate to use in my DT's. I'm toying with the idea of mixing Nature's Ocean BLACK BEACH LIVE SAND AUSTRALIAN GOLD LIVE SAND for one of my DT's.This evening I stopped at a local retailer and checked out CaribSea ARAG-ALIVE Hawaiian Black. I didn't like the Typical Size: 0.25 - 3.5mm and it also didn't seem like the black would ...

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mixing substrate 3reef Aquarium Forums

Apr 27, 2006  3reef Aquarium Forums. Home Forums > General > New To The Hobby > mixing substrate Discussion in 'New To The Hobby' started by Jamaica_sun, Apr 21, 2006. Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free. Jamaica_sun ...

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Mixing substrate for an under gravel filter - General ...

Jan 17, 2021  I'm setting up a 29 gallon planted tank. I'm using an under gravel filter and right now I have 40 lbs of eco complete which should give me 2" of substrate. I want to get to 3" and wondering whether to get 20 more pounds of eco complete or get something else to mix in or layer with it. What do you...

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Mixing sand substrate? REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef ...

May 30, 2020  Forums. General Aquarium Discussion. Reef Aquarium Discussion . Mixing sand substrate? ... . Mixing sand substrate? Thread starter Fishingandreefing; Start date May 27, 2020; Tagged users None May 27, 2020 #1 F. Fishingandreefing 2500 Club Member View Badges. Joined Nov

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Substrate mix questions Barr Report Forum - Aquarium Plants

Apr 30, 2016  Jan 8, 2016. #3. You don't want to use the miracle grow in the planted tank. I'm pretty sure it would release into the water very quickly and cause more issues than it's worth. I personally dislike the mixing of substrates since they will eventually get mixed together and look bad aesthetically.

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Dividing Soil and Sand Substrates Barr Report Forum ...

Feb 24, 2006  Feb 20, 2006. #1. I would like to set-up my planted tank with both a soil substrate and sand. When I see this being done, it looks like cardboard is placed between the two in the initial set-up then it is removed. It would seem that that would make for a real pain keeping them seperated. If not I

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Adding *NEW* Substrate to an "Established Aquarium ...

Adding *NEW* Substrate to an "Established Aquarium"~Mixing Aquarium Substrates --- Subscribe for more videos!!! ---https://youtube/channel/UCnhAHLzIH...

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Substrate Mixing Aquarium Plants Forum 448939

Mar 23, 2020  Aquarium Forum. Freshwater Aquarium Fish Forum. Aquarium Plants. Substrate Mixing. Thibault Drake. Mar 23, 2020 #1 ...

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Mixing Substrate - REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum

Mar 14, 2019  Hi everyone! I'm having a hard time making a decision on what substrate to use in my DT's. I'm toying with the idea of mixing Nature's Ocean BLACK BEACH LIVE SAND AUSTRALIAN GOLD LIVE SAND for one of my DT's.This evening I stopped at a local retailer and checked out CaribSea ARAG-ALIVE Hawaiian Black. I didn't like the Typical Size: 0.25 - 3.5mm and it also didn't seem like the black would ...

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Mixing Substrate-sand And Gravel Freshwater Substrates ...

Feb 14, 2017  Mixing Substrate-sand And Gravel. montanafish88. Feb 14, 2017 #1 ... Fish Lore's aquarium fish forum - aquarium hobbyists helping hobbyists since 2005! Fish Lore is an amazon affiliate and some pages may contain links to aquarium related products on amazon: Affiliate Disclosure.

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Mixing substrate for an under gravel filter - General ...

Jan 17, 2021  I'm setting up a 29 gallon planted tank. I'm using an under gravel filter and right now I have 40 lbs of eco complete which should give me 2" of substrate. I want to get to 3" and wondering whether to get 20 more pounds of eco complete or get something else to mix in or layer with it. What do you...

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Substrate mix questions Barr Report Forum - Aquarium Plants

Apr 30, 2016  Jan 8, 2016. #3. You don't want to use the miracle grow in the planted tank. I'm pretty sure it would release into the water very quickly and cause more issues than it's worth. I personally dislike the mixing of substrates since they will eventually get mixed together and look bad aesthetically.

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Mixing Eco Complete And Sand Freshwater Substrates ...

Oct 18, 2018  Oct 18, 2018. Thread Starter. #3. I understand that's likely going to happen, which is why I suggested a 70/30 or even 80/20 mixture. If the majority of the substrate is sand, I would think the Eco Complete would stay suspended throughout. To be clear, I'm not suggesting layering the substrates, I'm suggesting mixing them together.

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Substrate Question Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand ...

May 16, 2017  Auroraspet. May 11, 2017. #4. I prefer to use one substrate at time myself. Not 100% sure on either type but if doing a hybrid or terrarium I can see using two types. But as aquarium as fish dig or other animals play in it. Plus cleaning sunstrate it's very likely to get mixed. Also depends on animals in it.

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Gravel+Substrate? Aquatic Plant Forum

May 27, 2011  The finer substrate naturally migrates down and the larger rock comes to the top. If you have fine plants like hair grass, or stem plants without roots it is hard to plant in the larger rock. I fought for weeks to keep some of the plants in the substrate. The other thing is now after a couple months it looks like plain aquarium rock on the bottom.

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miracle grow substrate? Aquarium Forum

May 29, 2012  Joined May 29, 2009. . 3,683 Posts. #6 May 28, 2012. I would think the main problem with miracle grow would be too many nutrients resulting in algae problems. Plus some of the nutrients may be ammonia also. But if you let it age, feed the aquatic plants, and limit lights to control algae it could work.

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Changing Planted Tanks Substrate Aquarium Forum

May 26, 2011  (last pic is light and substrate only, NO FERTS NO CO2) it doesnt look bad at all, but in that 52g its 3" deep all the way across and it was 4 bags of eco and 4 bags of flourite so 8 bags total, no need to rinse the eco but the flourite will take some time. it took me about an

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Planted Aquarium Substrate: Soil, Gravel, and Sand Buce ...

Sep 04, 2020  Thinking about starting a new planted aquarium and wondering which substrate is right for your tank setup? This article will go over the benefits and disadvantages of bare-bottom tanks vs. tanks with substrate, as well as the pros and cons of the three main types of substrates used: gravel, sand, and soil.

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Adding *NEW* Substrate to an "Established Aquarium ...

Adding *NEW* Substrate to an "Established Aquarium"~Mixing Aquarium Substrates --- Subscribe for more videos!!! ---https://youtube/channel/UCnhAHLzIH...

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advice on peat moss Aquarium Forum

May 01, 2012  155 Posts. Discussion Starter #1 Apr 30, 2012. So back at the end of last year I set up my 30g tank with 1" peat moss from lowes, 1" play sand and some gravel on top. Since then I have added plants, replaced dead ones and added new ones. It has low light, HOB with gravel for the bacteria, a

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Aquarium Substrate - FishLab

Apr 07, 2021  Well, the sand used in an aquarium substrate is no different. Available in a range of grain sizes, from coarse to fine, and a wide range of colors, sand is also a popular substrate. Sand is considered the most natural substrate since most aquarium fish are from an environment that has sand, silt or mud – all of which sand accurately replicates.

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Mixed substrate Tropical Fish Forums

May 30, 2017  Mixing is generally inevitable when mixing substrates... but there are steps you can takes to minimize it. ... Tropical Fish Forums. FishForums is one of the internet's oldest and premier Tropical Fish and Aquarium forums! We are a family friendly community with an incredible resource of information for fish owners and enthusiast alike.

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substrate mixture question Aquatic Plant Forum

Jan 30, 2008  The second way is to try for a sediment layer under the main substrate, and that can be river silt, backyard silty subsoil, Diamond Black (Leonardite), and some even use manure. The main substrate can be pool filter sand or equivalent, SMS, Flourite, EC, etc. ADA Aquasoil is already nutrient loaded so having a sediment sublayer is overkill with it.

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Substrate mix questions Barr Report Forum - Aquarium Plants

Apr 30, 2016  Jan 8, 2016. #3. You don't want to use the miracle grow in the planted tank. I'm pretty sure it would release into the water very quickly and cause more issues than it's worth. I personally dislike the mixing of substrates since they will eventually get mixed together and look bad aesthetically.

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Substrates for the Planted Aquarium - Cichlid-Forum

Substrates for the Planted Aquarium: ... There are a wide variety of substrates for use in today's planted aquarium. Due to the growth and popularity of aquatic plants, new products are being introduced all the time. This is good for us gardeners, but it only adds to the confusion of which type is best. ... ,

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Substrate questions Tropical Fish Forums

Jun 30, 2021  Reason is that water in the substrate is warmer due to the decomposition of organics and the plant roots, and warm water always rises, so being warmer than the upper water the water in the substrate rises, while the "cooler" aquarium water sinks into the substrate. This is a continual process.

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What Substrate are you using? - General Discussion - C.A.R.E.

Jul 20, 2021  When looking for substrate for previous tanks I have used only ADA Amazonia (version 1) and CaribSea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate. I can't seem to find either anymore, I'm not sure if Eco-complete is not being produced anymore; I know that ADA has their version two of Amazonia, just wanted to know what people are using these days and ...

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The Soil Substrate or Dirted Planted Tank - A How to Guide ...

Jan 04, 2012  1. Add water to a level just below the surface of the substrate; don't let the water level raise above the top of the substrate, which can happen with daily misting. 2. Keep the tank sealed, but let fresh air in for 5 minutes every day to replace the old stagnant air, this may help prevent mould. 3.

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Mixing Flourite with gravel? [Archive] - Aquarium Forum

I was thinking of mixing with sand but tossed the idea out. Actually when you get down to it, the Flourite is not much more expensive than buying gravel so I see no benefit in the savings there. Hobbs-. If you compare price per pound, gravel is cheaper. $16/15 lb bag (on sale, normally $19/bag) for fluorite vs $16/ 25 lb bag of gravel.

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Aquarium Substrate - FishLab

Apr 07, 2021  Well, the sand used in an aquarium substrate is no different. Available in a range of grain sizes, from coarse to fine, and a wide range of colors, sand is also a popular substrate. Sand is considered the most natural substrate since most aquarium fish are from an environment that has sand, silt or mud – all of which sand accurately replicates.

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2 Options For Aquarium Substrates - Cichlid-Forum

Eco-Complete™ Planted Aquarium Substrate. This plant substrate is named appropriately. It is the complete planted aquarium substrate. It's mineralogically and biologically complete.This substrate contains all the mineral nutrients needed for luxuriant aquatic plant growth without nuisance algae: Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfur and over 25 other elements.

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Forums - C.A.R.E.

Introductions Greetings. Don't be shy, introduce yourself and your fish. 7k. posts. Welcome to the C.A.R.E Forum - Look here first. By Patrick_G, 11 hours ago.

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Mixing Fish and Inverts - Think Fish

Jun 15, 2013  Crabs can also be destructive, causing damage to plants and digging in the substrate. Ideally, crabs should be kept in a brackish aquarium with a sandy substrate and plenty of hiding places. Avoid mixing with slow, bottom dwelling fish, which are likely to be nipped. Crabs are natural scavengers and explorers and will eat almost any source of food.

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Substrate mix for terrariums (Soil mix for terrariums ...

Substrate mix for terrariums Soil mix for terrariumsExplanation and demo on how to prepare substrate mix for terrariumsComponents for substrate (soil) mix...

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9 Best Substrates for Planted Aquarium in 2021 - An Expert ...

Apr 19, 2021  Best Substrate for Planted Aquarium 2021. 1. Carib Sea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate. If you are looking for a substrate that not only decorates your aquarium but also provides nourishment to the plants, the Carib Sea Eco-Complete Planted Black

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