Diy Substrate quantity

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Re: Diy Substrate quantity

Unread postby soumyadipta9 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:01 pm

SCORPIO wrote:In both the options I would like to prefer the combination of Pressurized CO2 and DIY Substrate.


Thanks for the response Rajiv ji :-). I'll start arranging for a Co2 setup then.


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Re: Diy Substrate quantity

Unread postby zico_aqua » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:01 pm

I would not recommend vals for this 10G setup, they will out grow in no time. Go for some crypts, some elocharis, pigmy sword, rotala green,moss,potamogeton gayii,dwarf sag etc these won't cost you a fortune but then again will give you a nice option to scape as well..:)
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Re: Diy Substrate quantity

Unread postby soumyadipta9 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:16 pm

zico_aqua wrote:I would not recommend vals for this 10G setup, they will out grow in no time. Go for some crypts, some elocharis, pigmy sword, rotala green,moss,potamogeton gayii,dwarf sag etc these won't cost you a fortune but then again will give you a nice option to scape as well..:)


Yes they do get pretty big :P.
Thanks a lot for the plant suggestions :).
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Re: Diy Substrate quantity

Unread postby soumyadipta9 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:01 am

Help me out again guys.
Will 2 kg soilrite & 1 kg laterite be too much for my setup (18X12X12, 10 gallon) ?
If yes, then how much should I add ?
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Re: Diy Substrate quantity

Unread postby vikram » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:10 am

2Kg of solrite is more than you need .... but you need more of laterite ... one kg will not be enough
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Re: Diy Substrate quantity

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:55 am

You need atleast 4-5 kg latarite and a 2kg pack of soilrite. They should be in 60:40 ratio.
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