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Sustrate SUbstrate For 3 ft

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:14 am
by sam_de
Helo Dear All :ymhug:

hows going all your hobbies, actually today m here to know about the diy substrate,
actually i got a new 3 ftr tank which i only want to use as planted with some fishes like livebearers and danios and one plakat
so guys i want to know can i use diy soil like soilrite+laterite with cocopeat soil or peat moss covering with construction sand and last but
not the least want to cover as whole with ada amazonia just to get the black texture for my little shrimps

and will be using hardscape as stones from hill side and bog or driftwood as tea plant wood as i work as a admin in tea gardens i used to get
lot of tea plants wood shaped exactly as driftwood, i will post a pic today.

so i actually need ur advise what are the do's and don's i should follow, and what will be the ratio of laterite soilrite and peat moss or cocopeat soil
since it is a 3 feter by 18 inch what should be the exact amount of the raw material i shud use.

more importantly shud i need to go for mineralization with the following soil, i hv gone through the forum and read maximum dis substrate topic and a bit confused myself :D .

so please guide me coz this is my first diy soil tank want to build

Regards
Somnat

Re: Sustrate SUbstrate For 3 ft

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:06 am
by sam_de
one more thing ca i use potting soil organic, if what is the process

Re: Sustrate SUbstrate For 3 ft

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:36 am
by SanamMarik
nvr use laterite nd soilrite together...as fr d tank size...3kg soilrite shld be enough

Re: Sustrate SUbstrate For 3 ft

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:15 am
by sam_de
thank u @sanamMarik, shall i go for online purchase for 3 kg and do i hv to rinse that before putting in to the tank, and shall i hv to mix with anything
with soilrite......... aaahhhh too many question sir.. sry my first in diy substrate..

can i mix vermicompose and coco peat soil with soilrite.....too many options and all confusing...plz lighten up..

Regards
Somanth

Re: Sustrate SUbstrate For 3 ft

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:34 am
by sam_de
Dear All please reply ur feed back, :(

as of now got ready the diy driftwood(tea wood) and coco peat and Ada soil :D

still searching and waiting for your advice for other soils

regards
Somnath