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I am moving and setting up my 55 gallon tank.Originally I was going to use Miraclegrow potting soil as my bottom layer. However I have read on this site that it is used to maintian hard water. I already have hard water comming out of my tap.Is it redundant to use the Miraclegrow. I also have Scotts potting soil and in my yard I have rich black topsoil.Are there any suggestions as to the preferred soil or does it even make a difference.
 

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Try to use something that's not fertilized. Most Miracle Gro preparations contain lots of fertilizer (ammonia, sulfates, potassium). These chemicals are unnecessary and cause problems in fishtanks.

I would use your yard's topsoil. Or you could use a less-fertilized potting soil designed for slow-growing plants (African Violets, cactus, etc).

Water hardness is due to calcium and magnesium, so whatever you use will not be redundant.
 
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