Re: Soils

Thanks for the post Paul. I always assumed that when you mentioned 
composting that you put the soil underwater! This is what I used to do 
when I needed large amounts of uniform soil for experiments. I also 
enjoyed reading that at times you have left out the top layer of sand ... 
Ive never had the nerve to try that one. Obviously its worked for you. 
Ive been reading abouts Crypts lately and its suggested that they need 
peat in the substrate, yet you have success with a much richer soil ... 
have you compared peat and nonpeat substrates?