New substrate-Tropica "nature soil"

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by zig, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. zig

    zig Member

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    Coming soon!

    Looks interesting, an ADA aquasoil clone I wonder. don't know about the brown but the black looks good, no doubt it will be expensive, on a par with Aquasoil for cost anyway.

    http://www.pbase.com/plantella/naturesoiltestlayout

    Edit: or is it a gravel?
     
  2. planter

    planter Member

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    looks nice! its not clear that its made by Tropica though?
     
  3. zig

    zig Member

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    Well it says in the spec," Fertilized substrate: Tropica AquaCare" so I assumed it was a fertilized substrate made by Tropica.

    Apparently not though, it is in development by by Oliver Knott himself, he intends to bring out his own product line in the near future according to Anti-Pjerrot over on ASW forum, a welcome addition anyhow.
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool. 8) I hope Oliver can produce something with equal performance for a lot lower price. Competition might help drive prices down. We're paying way too much now for stuff that's basically kitty litter on steroids...

    Cheers,
     
  5. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    Looks interesting. Tropica are a quality brand, so it will be interesting to see results and more information. If it is like Aquasoil, to have any chance against ADA, they would have to beat it on price, they may find it hard to recrute the hardcore ADA fans I think.If it does the same job and is cheaper, I would buy it!
     
  6. a1Matt

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    at the other end of the scale, it would have to be cheap to attract those who have been successfully growing plants in gravel (that includes me!) :lol:
     
  7. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    Hey,

    I found out a little more about this product while at Glea on firday with Dan. I had a chat with the guys on the Tropica stand. The product Oliver Knott is using is not a Tropica product, it is his own soil. Tropica ( I think ) are doing some tests on it for him but thats all ( as far as Im awear ) they have to do with it. Im also lead to belive it will also be cheaper than the other brands.

    Cheers.
     
  8. zig

    zig Member

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    Is it just a gravel though? It seems to be. So no nutrient content.
     
  9. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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    As far as Im aware, its a soil style substrate, like the aqua soil we are familair with.

    Cheers.
     
  10. Themuleous

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    Looks good, nice to have a cheaper 'ADA' soil.

    Sam
     

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