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DIY Substrate where commercial substrate not available

rashfmnb

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Hi,
I m in Pakistan where commercial substrate like ADA aqua soil amazonia and azoo plant grower are not available and if avialable they are so costly that i can't buy them can u suggest me how can i make the substrate my self using natural types of soil
thanx in advance
 

Mortis

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Hi you could try using a laterite base layer topped with some inert sand or gravel. It should be god enough if you cant get anything else.

If you want some help closer to home, you could register and start a thread on www.indianaquariumhobbyist.com . I think there are a couple of Pakistani members there.
 

jarthel

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plantbrain

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Worm castings witha layer of sand on top, or mineralized soil, some nice wetland clay soils might be available where you live. Search Worm castings, these work very well with plain sand.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

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