I must have had the same thing in my set up as its the same as yours. As I had no fish I did not test the water at all. I still have not tested it...
I followed James set up.
He recommended it in his article
The bag looks the same as the ones I had.
I have a 7x2x2 ft tank. I used 8 x14 ltr bags of it with a depth of about 2 " at the front and 4 to 5" at the rear.
Great Substrate . Washing...
Had no clouding at all. water was gin clear straight off
I swilled my Akadama out in a large bucket doing a 1/4 of a bag at a time. I had 10x14ltr bags to wash ,though I still have one washed one...
Ordered my substrate today. Cheapest I could get it delivered was Â£140 for 9 14kg bags.
I am just about to order 126 ltrs of it for my 760ltr set up. I have no idea how well I will get on with it ,but reading other posts I hope for...
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