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JBL Manado substrate

Jack B

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Yes. Very happy with the looks. Completely inert so used aquasoil underneath
 

mort

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I've used it and still have some. It's a nice substrate but not that grippy making planting hard if you either have fish that uproot plants, or heavy flow. I had it for 8+ years in a tank and it looked no different after that time to when it went in, so it doesn't degrade and has good longevity.

When first setting up I just washed it and then let it soak in water for a few days and this stops most of the floating grains which I believe is just trapped air.

There are perhaps better substrate for promoting plant growth but it's a nice inert substrate.
 

latheaxe

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Thanks for that. Looking at the reviews the biggest problem was it floating. Was thinking of using this and putting Tropica over the top...
 
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