How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

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How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby rimple » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:48 am

How long can ADA amazonia soil be used? I am using it for 1.5 year but I have no problem at all. Should I change it after 2 years or more?


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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:02 pm

I have read somewhere that it is beneficial more than 2 years. Although I am using some old ADA substrate and it is still boosting the plant growth.
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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby bmukh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:21 pm

rimple wrote:How long can ADA amazonia soil be used? I am using it for 1.5 year but I have no problem at all. Should I change it after 2 years or more?

My tank with ADA Amazonia II is 30 months old! No problems so far

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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby Abhishek » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:27 pm

It requires additive or supplements after some time.

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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby prajjwal » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:05 pm

If one can use soft water and proper fertilizer then soil can last for real long time!! Injection with fertilizer in substrate also increase its life...

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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby bmukh » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:44 pm

Abhishek wrote:It requires additive or supplements after some time.

I have injected nothing.....in fact, desperately trying to get the 'aquascape' fail :) by neglecting....no CO2 over a month, no dosing, only water changes, and yet, after 30 months....the rotalas and others still flourish!

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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby Abhishek » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:03 pm

bmukh wrote:
Abhishek wrote:It requires additive or supplements after some time.

I have injected nothing.....in fact, desperately trying to get the 'aquascape' fail :) by neglecting....no CO2 over a month, no dosing, only water changes, and yet, after 30 months....the rotalas and others still flourish!


Well Bappa Da, but generally they supplement it after 2 years :)
I guess you have maintained it properly.. And what about my Mosura :argu

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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby sushant » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:01 pm

i guess the expected life is 3 years. after this supplements and root tabs can be used to prolong its life
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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby zico_aqua » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:40 pm

A bit of root tab an' fert dosing that we do keeps the soil alive for ages! guys understand we are talking about a captive system here the super charged soil will loose nutrients in time but our fert dosing keeps them alive!! to be honest even inert gravel become charged in time with fert dosing regime. Now I don't know how many out here follow Tom Barr's posting's online, but he posted a pix few days back where he shows ADA substrate that he has been using for 7 years and the growth is awesome, best part the soil granules did not become muck in 7 years..so chillax guys be bindaas an' let the plants grow..:D
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Re: How long can ADA amazonia soil be used?

Unread postby marsaiko » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:30 pm

Abhradip, thats very promising information. Please give us link and also better invite the person on forum
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