Re-using Tropica substrate

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by Dan Walter, 7 Oct 2009.

  1. Dan Walter

    Dan Walter Member

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    I've been using Tropica plant substrate capped with sand in my current set up that has been running for 6months or so. My question is can I use the substrate again when i re-scape this tank? I had planned to mix the tropica and sand together then cover this with Nature Soil or similar.

    Any views on this would be helpful.

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Dont see why not :)

    Sam
     
  3. Dan Walter

    Dan Walter Member

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    Thanks for the quick response Sam, I just wondered whether the tropica substrate would be as effective nutrient wise if already used? I considered planting capsules but would rather save cash if I don't need them?

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    From what I understand, its pretty inert when first added, 'gaining' nutrients as time passes due to a high CEC, so I dare say its 'better' once used for a couple of months anyway!

    Sam
     

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