Tropica Soil Powder

Worshiper

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Thanks Hogan!
A retailer said its better to use the Tropica aquarium soil as a bottom layer and top it off with the Tropica aquarium soil powder so got really confused.
Should I just go for the powder version or is it better to go with what he suggested as it will all mix if I rescape anyway?
 

Nick potts

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Thanks Hogan!
A retailer said its better to use the Tropica aquarium soil as a bottom layer and top it off with the Tropica aquarium soil powder so got really confused.
Should I just go for the powder version or is it better to go with what he suggested as it will all mix if I rescape anyway?

Tropica offers 3 kinds of substrate.

Their aquarium soil and soil powder are exactly the same, the only difference if the size of the grains, both are to be used as a complete substrate with no bottom layer etc. They also have a plant growth substrate, this is not the same and is intended as a bottom layer to be capped with a different substrate such and soil or sand.

What some people do is use the standard sized aquarium soil and then have a thin layer of the soil powder on top, this is mostly done for cosmetic reasons, it can help with scale in smaller tanks as the grains are smaller.
 

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Tropica offers 3 kinds of substrate.

Their aquarium soil and soil powder are exactly the same, the only difference if the size of the grains, both are to be used as a complete substrate with no bottom layer etc. They also have a plant growth substrate, this is not the same and is intended as a bottom layer to be capped with a different substrate such and soil or sand.

What some people do is use the standard sized aquarium soil and then have a thin layer of the soil powder on top, this is mostly done for cosmetic reasons, it can help with scale in smaller tanks as the grains are smaller.

Thanks Nick!
 

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