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African Violet Potting Soil

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I was at my local garden center to buy potting soil for my first NPT. However, every type I looked at had slow release fertilizer included, which I didn't want. However, I found a bag labeled "African Violet Mix" that looked promising, so I bought it.

Here are the ingredients - anyone had experience with this? Anyone have any trepidations about the mix? Additionally, the mix contains limestone which I would think would be ideal for buffering, but I may be mistaken.

Sphagnum Peat Moss
Vermiculite
Limestone
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Thanks all. I have 1.5" of the potting mix I described along with 1" EcoComplete down. So far the EcoComplete has held the potting mix down so no floating or separation has occurred. I take delivery of my plants next week and am looking forward to journaling my experience. The tank is a 4 gal Finnex with 13 watts of CF lighting. The plant mix will be primarily low light plants, as follows:

Frogbit
Anubias Nana v. Petite
Java Moss (sold as Singapore moss, think they are the same)
Bolbitis fern
Bronze Crypt
Tropica Sword
Lilaeopsis mauritius
Egeri najas
Bacopa monnieri
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