Is "pond soil" aquarium safe? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by hollie1505, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. hollie1505

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  2. Jheila

    JheilaValued MemberMember

    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.
  3. OP

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    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

    CoradeeModeratorModerator 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.
  5. OP

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    Brilliant! Thanks!xx

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