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aliclarke86

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So I picked up some soil that I had not seen before as it was pretty cheap

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I can't find much info on it but it claims to be a buffering soil that will lower pH and GH.

If anyone has used it please chime in but in the meantime I will report my findings as they come

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Ali

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Strange

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How about now?

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Ive got this in my ebay watch list and was going to ask if anyone on here knew anything about it, I asked the seller some questions but got very unhelpful answers
 

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It really is a good price. It is going in my shrimp tank so I hope it will buffer the water. GH is not a problem but my pH stays about 7.2 even if I get it down it bounces back the next day :mad::mad:

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Fantastic to hear. If it is good for growing and buffering I think I will have to get some more!

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How long have you been using it tim ? Any break down yet ?

I only ask because when 8 asked the seller he told me it was "compressed soil from forests and not baked" so I wondered how solid it would be
 

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How long have you been using it tim ? Any break down yet ?

I only ask because when 8 asked the seller he told me it was "compressed soil from forests and not baked" so I wondered how solid it would be
Just over a month so far seems to be holding ok, must admit its dusty compared to Amazonia or florabase only other aquasoip a I've used, I think in a big tank or longer term scape I'd probably use it as a base layer under florabase.
 

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Hey Tim

Was there any initial ammonia spike or anything along those lines??

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No troubles. I will GI d out soon enough :)

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I can confirm ammonia leaching

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I currently have 2 8ltr bags in a tank with a mature filter. It has been 8 days from sticking water in and the ammonia is still pretty high. I have it pretty heavily planted as well. I can't give you any numbers as I just use the api test but don't have a chart so just wait to see if it goes green:p

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