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Old 12-22-2019, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I’ve read a lot of information about (potting) soils for my new fish tank. I’d like to thank Diana for pointing out not to worry about choosing a soil. However she told me it’s still important to keep nitrogen below 0.10. But where I live (the Netherlands) it seems impossible to find a soil with N lower than 0.10.

I hope someone on this forum can find me a dutch potting soil (translation ‘potgrond’).

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You can soak any soil in a bucket of water for a week or two, which will leach out the most soluble N and avoid a "spike" when you put it in the aquarium. This will also help remove particles that won't sink.
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Thanks a lot for your advice
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