Planted Aqaurium Soil

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by PokeTileCraft101, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. PokeTileCraft101

    PokeTileCraft101 Valued Member Member

    I have been keeping aquariums for a few years now and wanted to get into aquascaping. The main problem I have been running into while researching, is not being able to find a soil that doesn't lower the ph, and has good minerals.
     
  2. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    Most soils don't lower PH that much, and even if it did, most fish can adapt to a wide range of PH levels, and so do most Neocardinia shrimp.
     
  3. OP
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    PokeTileCraft101

    PokeTileCraft101 Valued Member Member

    Ok thank you. Also I got a 75 gallon hexagon aqaurium and I'm wondering how much soil I would need to have around 1in to 1.5in of soil
     
  4. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    Well... for a planted tank, the 1 lb per gallon rule works pretty well. I used around 1.5 pound per gallon in my tank, and honestly wish I had a little bit more.
     
  5. OP
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    PokeTileCraft101

    PokeTileCraft101 Valued Member Member

    Wow I'm probably going to do the 1 lb per gallon and see how it looks then maybe change it if I don't like it.
     




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