Tourney said:Looks great James, very healthy. I've been in touch with the guy you recommended to me about the Akadama, and he will ship a 10kg bag to me for Â£14 all in. Not a bad price for mail order, cheapest i've found so far. Thanks for the link.
Themuleous said:Hope you dont mind me chipping in here James,
To find out how much Akadama you need (all in cm)
(tank lenght x tank depth x depth of substrate) / 1000 / 14 = number of bags required.
I'll get some photo's done soon, though I'm a plant grower rather than an aquascaper so my tanks reflect that. Didn't really notice any difference when dosing urea so have now stopped and gone to an EI modified dosing method.Garuf said:Any updates? How has the tank coped with dosing urea?
Hi, I'm still here. Nothing much to report except nothing much has changed. The Akadama is holding up well with quite frequent replanting of stems. Algae is almost none existent except for a a small bit that grows on the glass and needs scraping off every week or two. The only thing I now do is to add some Osmocote to the Akadama to help provide some nutrients. This is the one I use as it comes in a form that I can push down into the substrate similar to root tabs - http://www.gardendirect.co.uk/miraclegro-controlled-release-plant-food-tablets-33-x-5g-tablet-p-1620belgarionp said:JamesC's come back please.
Have u algae ?
Akadama is out ? u prefer now ADA aquasoil ?
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