Is "pond soil" aquarium safe? Question

  1. hollie1505

    hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    I can't see why it wouldn't be but I can't add it without first checking with you lovely lot...

    Is pond soil aquarium safe?

    I am looking at E-coco organic pond soil as I only need 5litres of the stuff, not 20litres which is all I can get in aquarium soil.
    Thanks.x
     





  2. PedroThePie

    PedroThePie Member Member

    If garden soil okays ((with a cover)) then I see nothing wrong with pond. May be messy though, thinking about capping it with sand or gravel?
    I suggest putting the soil in dry, putting paper on top then pouring in the water. I put garden soil in water and boy, that was a mess.
     





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    hollie1505

    hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    I plan to cap, this is a future project so just collecting supplies at the moment so I'm not sure what I'm going to cap with.

    Thanks for the paper trick too!x
     
  4. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    A lot of people with planted tanks use John Innes No3, & it's probably cheaper than buying soil that has 'aquarium' in font of it as that usually has £'s added to it.
     
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    hollie1505

    hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    Brilliant! Thanks!xx