I'm looking for an inexpensive substrate for a tank with a 60" x 24" footprint. Using stuff from the LFS or online dealers specific to aquariums will mean shelling out a lot of cash otherwise!
I've read through the various posts on this board about Turface and it sounds pretty good, but I want to fully understand the pros and cons before driving an hour to the nearest distributor.
1) Does Turface change the pH of the water?
2) One poster noted in this thread that Profile is very light and moves around-- is this also the case for Turface? (My plan is to have some open areas of substrate in the tank, so it will be able to move around, but hopefully not too much)
3) Anyone have longer-term experience with the stuff?
Having no experience with the stuff, I really don't know what to expect, but I'm having trouble finding gravel or sand that's large enough not to compact but small enough to hold the plant roots well.
If you use Turface, what do you think of it? I'd love to know!