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While I agree that laterite would be beneficial, I would be cautious about adding the laterite to regular aquarium gravel.

When I first started my 75g I added laterite "balls" (laterite rolled into 1/2 diameter balls) to my aquarium gravel on the suggestion of the person I got my plants from. It leeched into the water column and kept my tank an orange, cloudy mess for about six weeks. I then changed out my substrate.

Please, make sure your gravel is very small before you add any laterite to your substrate. You need gravel small enough to keep the laterite from seeping through it and into your water column.
 
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