Tropica Aquarium Soil!

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by hogan53, 1 Mar 2016.

  1. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Crew
    Can anyone tell me what colour this substrate is?
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
  2. Wisey

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    It's almost black, if you have a look at my new journal linked in my sig you can see it in my setup pics.
     
  3. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Wisey
    Thank you.....may mix it With another substrate...so needs to be blackish!
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
  4. Wisey

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    I guess it is very dark brown, but looks almost black to my eyes. In some of the later pics with the tank flooded and lights on 100% it looks more brown, but I think that is just the picture exposure on the iPhone.
     
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem!
    Just that l was looking for small grain to mix with black Colombo flora base small grain!
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
  6. Wisey

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    If you want me to post you a wee zip lock bag with a sample so you can compare before you take the plunge and buy, just PM me your address.
     
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Wisey
    That's very generous and honorable!
    I wouldn't put you to all that hassle/bother/inconvenience!
    Thanks for the offer!
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
  8. Wisey

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    I've taken plenty from this forum in the way of knowledge, more than happy to give back :)
     
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  9. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay Wisey:thumbup:
    You have twisted my arm clear.png
    Excellent. ....l will message you!
    Cheers
    hoggie
     
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  10. Wisey

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    Haha, no worries, you are welcome.
     
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    I've used the Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder. I would say it's not really black, but it is a pretty dark brown. The grain size is about 1.5mm, give or take - very pleasing particularly in a small tank for scale.
     
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    This.

    Also, from my limited experience with plants, its been very good; plants I had only established for 2 weeks, I was surprised to find had rooted quite strongly already
     
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  13. Wisey

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    Well, it is ready for the post. I'm glad I am not sending this internationally, I don't want to think what customs would make of little plastic bags filled with brown stuff!
     
  14. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol::lol::lol:...Very good!
    Know what you mean!
     
  15. Wisey

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    It would bring a new meaning to "Dutch style" in the Aquascaping world :D
     
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  17. dan4x4

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    Mine is brown, like tan leather colour.
     
  18. Wisey

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    It's in the post Hoggie, first class, but this is Aberdeen, so you might get it tomorrow, but could be Friday. This is Royal Mail we are talking about after all :rolleyes:
     
  19. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi
    Thank you!:thumbup:
    Most delayed mail is due to inappropriate packaging or wrong postage or even a incorrect address!
    If it doesn't come by Friday l will donate £2.00 to the ukaps forum! :lol:
    Have faith :woot:
    Cheers hoggie
     
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    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Well the packet never came so I have to be humble and eat my words:(:inpain:
    That's the first time that Royal Mail have let me down!
    Will donate £2.00 as promised:banghead::happy:
    hoggie
     

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