04-18-2009, 06:53 AM
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| | Re: How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate, by Aaron Talbot
Originally Posted by erijnal
Has anyone used a non-inert substrate to cap off the mineralized soil?
For example, let's say you use AquaSoil, or Eco-Complete, or Fluorite as the substrate cap. Would this lead to never-ending algae woes?
Originally Posted by AaronT
It shouldn't pose a problem. I have my 75 gallon tank setup with Flourite Dark as a substrate cap and another with Soil Master Select as a substrate cap.
I would just be sure to do lots of water changes in the first few weeks and use plenty of stems, nitrogen will probably be pouring out. Easy on the light, heavy CO2 if possible.