Reusing ADA Aquasoil

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by Nano Jake, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. Nano Jake

    Nano Jake Member

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    I plan on stripping down my 60cm and doing a new scape. Can I use the old aquasoil without any issues?

    Has anyone done this?

    Jake.
     
  2. Superman

    Superman Member

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    If it's AquaSoil 2, then it can cloud according to reports.

    There shouldn't really be a problem re-using aquasoil.
     
  3. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Old aquasoil, depending on what conditions it was previously under, may be depleted in terms of it's factory imbued nutrient store, but it's still a clay sediment with mulm and so probably should be considered as a normal non-enriched clay sediment. If it was used under low nutrient demand conditions it may still have som nutrient store left but it's probably a safer bet to assume this has been depleted. Remember that clay sediments have a high CEC anyway so it's still usable. Structural integrity will be a bit of a lottery though I suppose. If it's still in good shape now then it ought to be OK.

    Cheers,
     
  4. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    I've resused Malaya and it ended up in a cloudy mess.

    LondonDragon has reused Amazonia II and it ended up in a cloudy mess.
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I use brand new malaya and it is a mess :bored: :thumbdown:

    Some people add root tabs to give the substrate a boost,
     
  6. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    mm, i was thinking of re-using the 18 litres of amazonia in my new tank topped off with a new 9l bag. I was going to put in some tropica tabs though that I got cheap so hopefully that will help
     
  7. bobiciupe

    bobiciupe Member

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    hello!

    I saw it;s an old topic, but i am thinking about reseting my tank and i was wondering if you guys ever reused the ada amazonia aquasoil, and i was hoping since the topic was started some of you done this.Any answer would be apreciated. Thanks ! :)
     
  8. MrHidley

    MrHidley Member

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    Yes, many have done it, including me. Just give it a good old wash. I put a layer of tropica substrate under it to add nutrients. Drying it was the hard part, I actually ended up baking it in the oven because it was too cold and damp to dry it outside. The smell was awful.
     
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