Roma 240 strip down

hippyhaplos

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Hi everyone,

So after joining this site years ago, and not posting AFAIK, I’m back.

My Roma 240l has been set up over 4 years now. There’s a mixture of sand/gravel/rocks and wood alongside silk and struggling Anubias and java. There’s a 8”+ featherfin synodontis who is a bruiser, a Kuhli loach, 5-6 mixed tetras/danios, a krib, an angel and 3 bristlenose.

I always try and go for a planted ‘amazon-esque’ tank and always fail :(

I’m happy to invest in decent substrate, but my fear is ammonia etc leaching and a possible tank crash... happened before hence my mish mash of fish.

Is there a soil I can use that won’t leach ammonia? Or would gravel with tablet feed work? Looking at waves of giant vallis etc so nothing too hard!

TIA

Dan
 

Keith GH

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hippyhaplos

If you are going "LowTech" a 1-3mm natural gravel works perfectly. That is the only substrate I used. I used fert tabs and liquid ferts.

Leaching Ammonia is only a temporary concern as many members can confirm its just a simple matter of doing the correct water changes and plenty of plants to speed it up.

Keith:wave::wave:
 
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