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Old 03-14-2020, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Folks,

This is to announce a new revised page in Ecology of the Planted Aquarium. I've seen enough mistreatment of soils lately here and other places to put a new Q&A into my book (p. 137). It pointedly addresses this common problem.

My website has a Revisions link that contains all 5 revised pages made since 2013, including the new 2020 one on soil mistreatment.

It's not the particular soil you choose as much as how you treat it!
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Excellent! I downloaded the revisions and will print a copy to put in my hardback. If I use potting soils straight from the bag, my motto is, "Don't over-do it!" Keep the soil layer thin, and make sure the cap is not too thick or has particles that are too fine.
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