Confused b/w substrates for my new planted setup

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Confused b/w substrates for my new planted setup

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:12 pm

Hi all,
I'll soon be setting up a 30x18x15in planted tank,So I need advice about which substrate to use.Going to be a submerged setup from the beginning itself.Main thing is it(substrate) should hold itself good for atleast 2 years+.I had success with ADA Amazonia(which comes in silver bag) in my nano tank.But it isn't available with my LFS for now and he is charging me Rs2200 for 9L which I think is a rip off.He told me that he can arrange ISTA soil for aquatic plants for Rs 1500-1600 for 9L.But I don't know if it is any good or not.
So I may go for online route from indianaquarium.com.
Below are my choices:
1,ADA Amazonia(this doesn't come in silver bag,its a green bag..so I don't know the size of the granules and if it is appropriate for carpet plants...plesase advise on this),This one: http://www.indianaquarium.com/Substrate ... 81729.html
2.Controsoil
3.Platinum Soil
4.Ista soil

Please do note that I am going to plant carpets in addition to other plants so please advise which one of the above would be good.
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Re: Confused b/w substrates for my new planted setup

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:27 pm

Contra, ADA , Platinum and CAL aqualabs are good brands

3-4mm is good for carpet

Just check if this price is including shipping, coz its tough to get this price including shipping.
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Re: Confused b/w substrates for my new planted setup

Unread postby navneethtk » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:33 pm

Where are you from? Will give you a very good choice of soil for that tank size. It works out economic than compared to others and has a very long life as well as nutrient rich.

It's also reusable easily since it does not pollute or leech much.

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Re: RE: Re: Confused b/w substrates for my new planted setup

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:42 pm

parthapratim22 wrote:Contra, ADA , Platinum and CAL aqualabs are good brands

3-4mm is good for carpet

Just check if this price is including shipping, coz its tough to get this price including shipping.

The ada I mentioned in the link,what is the size of its granules?
Also I can get contro 10L for approx. same price as that of ada.Is that good for submerged setup?Any algae problem?

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Re: RE: Re: Confused b/w substrates for my new planted setup

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:43 pm

navneethtk wrote:Where are you from? Will give you a very good choice of soil for that tank size. It works out economic than compared to others and has a very long life as well as nutrient rich.

It's also reusable easily since it does not pollute or leech much.

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