Planted Aqaurium Soil

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

  1. PokeTileCraft101Valued MemberMember

    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. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    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. PokeTileCraft101Valued MemberMember

    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. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    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. PokeTileCraft101Valued MemberMember

    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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