Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

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Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby Manikandan » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:02 pm

Hello All,

I could not able to source soilrite and DIY Micro anywhere here in Chennai. Also, as I am new to planted tanks, please can you help me with the source for the same? Thank you.


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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:30 pm

Manikandan you can source soilrite from nursery and macro fertilizer chemical from shops who sell lab chemicals.
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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby saikumar » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:07 pm

if youre interested in micros mixture let me know, i have some CSMB to sell off

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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby Manikandan » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:02 am

Hi Rajiv ji.. Thank you.. I have tried some nurseries (some big nurseries too) but nobody knows about it.. they know about perlite and vermiculite but not soilrite.. I think it is not that much familiar here in Chennai.. Can any of you help me out to source.. I could not able to get it online too.. wherein a website is selling it for 350/kg..

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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:35 pm

Manikandan wrote:Hi Rajiv ji.. Thank you.. I have tried some nurseries (some big nurseries too) but nobody knows about it.. they know about perlite and vermiculite but not soilrite.. I think it is not that much familiar here in Chennai.. Can any of you help me out to source.. I could not able to get it online too.. wherein a website is selling it for 350/kg..


Good quality soilrite price is around 90 for 2 kg.
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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby Manikandan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:19 pm

I'm not getting it here in Chennai.. Can you help me out with the same or a good substitue for it.. I have red soil, cocopeat ready for substrate mix and got river gravel as top layer.. need soilrite to mix to form a good substrate..

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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:22 pm

Manikandan wrote:I'm not getting it here in Chennai.. Can you help me out with the same or a good substitue for it.. I have red soil, cocopeat ready for substrate mix and got river gravel as top layer.. need soilrite to mix to form a good substrate..

why font you go for branded one like ada or platinum.

if you still want to go for some substiture, go for vermicompost or humus. Both very good.
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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby Manikandan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:20 pm

I'm planning to invest that money into a CO2 kit.. where I can make some good substrate by myself without spending much on that..

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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:52 pm

Thats also a good decision
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Re: Source for Soilrite and DIY Micro

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:14 pm

Manikandan wrote:I'm planning to invest that money into a CO2 kit.. where I can make some good substrate by myself without spending much on that..


Let me know which soil additives are available in your local nursery.
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