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  1. spider72

    Which ADA

    Try this link http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... l=de&tl=en it is google translation.
  2. spider72

    Which ADA

    Difference is mostly in nutrients http://aquascaping.flowgrow.de/aquascap ... il-analyse If you want better value for plants take Amazonia.
  3. spider72

    ADA substrate system alternatives?

    Hi, no I've never used Osmocote, as I'am dosing plenty of nutrients to water column, and my plants never asked about Osmocote :wink: . But if you serch for "osmocote" on this forum you will find a lot of advice how to use it and how much to use. Here is a link to polish forum with topic about...
  4. spider72

    ADA substrate system alternatives?

    Hi alzak Penac P is just silca, plain sand - no value for plants Penac W is over 90% of CaCO3 plus some MgCO3. Dolomite from garden shop will do better job as contains more MgCO3. Bacter is just bacteria, and can be replaced by other similar products or mulm from filter cleaning. If you are...
  5. spider72

    ADA substrate system alternatives?

    http://www.aqua-art.pl/pl/katalog-produ ... /blog/19/0 :D Much cheaper then other soils and as I know very similar to Oliver Knott's soil. Need to buy when you will be next time in Poland :) . There is plenty of good opinions about this substrate on polish forums.
  6. spider72

    ADA Aqua Soil analysis

    Thanks for answer, I have asked for Ca because I don't really understand, how manufacturers can bind anions like NO3- or PO4--- to substrate with CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity) properties, which is attrackting cations like, Fe, Mn, K, etc. The only way I can think of that it is posible, is via...
  7. spider72

    ADA Aqua Soil analysis

    Hi Tobi Thanks for sharing. We will know now what ferts we should add to akadama or cat litter :lol: . Is there any Ca present in ADA soils or you just didn't test for it? Regards
  8. spider72

    the effects of KH with ADA AS and nature soil

    Both are caused by Ca and Mg presence. KH is caused by carbonates and bicarbonate like CaCO3 or Mg(HCO3)2 for example GH is caused by all salts like MgSO4, Ca(NO3)2 etc. together with carbonates My shrimps are getting all necessery minerals from food, and they are all fine living in very soft...
  9. spider72

    the effects of KH with ADA AS and nature soil

    I have got Malaya in my tank from about 6 months, and tap water hardness 2dKH and 6dGH, and substrate is still driving hardness in the tank to 0dKH and 2dGH. Anyway, this is because of cation exchange capacity (CEC) properties of the substrate, which is catching cations from the salts disolved...
  10. spider72

    Akadama - A cheap substrate

    Here are links with more details about this product: http://www.scottsprohort.com/_documents ... moform.pdf http://www.scottsprofessional.com/files/VXtd8lDMiQ.pdf Thanks for explanation about SMS.
  11. spider72

    Akadama - A cheap substrate

    Hi guys. James, as you know, my friends on polish aquatic plant forum are carying out experiment with cat sand (which appears to be idea over 10years old). Because it is made of similar clay like akadama, we are watching this topic closely, especially on the subject how to enrich this type of...
  12. spider72

    Tesco cat litter as a substrate.

    Thanks guys for showing interest. Because I think that the best answers are always from "first hand", than I have left a message for the author of the experiment in his thread on polish forum. Hope he will be not too busy to answer your questions soon. a1Matt Thanks for link, a lot of great stuff.
  13. spider72

    Tesco cat litter as a substrate.

    Hi guys. My colleague from polish aquatic plant forum has been inspired from some time by James article about using akadama as a substrate. Unfortunately in Poland akadama is not easy to get and is also much more expensive. But he did not gave up and did reserch over internet about what bonsai...
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