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AS Amazonia II

swackett

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Has anyone used Amazonia II substrate that could give me a few hints on how to plant in it ??

It's just that the stuff compresses down when I plant meaning its hard to keep the plant stems in after you let go without backfilling which is a little hard in small/quiet dense planted areas.

I've been using it in a new setup now for 3 weeks, I've read it leaches NH4, does anyone know how long it does this as I still seem to have algae growing off the substrate :?

(Maybe I have a bad batch of it as people do seem to like it on here.)

Any help appreciated.

Cheers
 

swackett

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Hi,

Yeah I use tweezers, however as you push the stem in the soil just compresses and when you let go of the plant it just floats up - It's really annoying :twisted:
 

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Sounds like you might not have the substrate deep enough? how deep is it?
 

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I find planting tweesers help a lot. The only problems I ever have are with the fact that my Crinums roots have spread so far and bound the AS together. When I plant in these areas I have to jiggle the AS back to fill the hole and secure the stem. Not a major problem, but I don't have Amazonia II but the original version.
 

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I've been using tweezers on my Amazonia, but did find that 5 cm depth was not enough, and 8 cm + depth held my stems much better. But i am an Aqua soil newbie. ;)

Also i've used Amazonia 1 + 2, there is no visbile difference between them, except for there own unique properties.
 

swackett

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Going back to my original post, does anyone know how long it will leach for? Looking at a recent topic by Jonny70 am I right in assuming it will for at least 6 weeks ??? :eek:

Cheers
 
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