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Re: Red Soil

If the organic content isnt too high I would give it a try. I like to 
submerge a soil in a bucket for about 3 weeks before adding to the 
tank... if there are no horrible smells then it should be okay. If it is 
a clay soil, then you should try the dupla approach and mix it into a 1 
to 3mm gravel (about half and half) in the bottom third of your 
substrate. Top it up with 1 to 2" of clean 1 mm gravel. Do not use 
agricultural soil, however, as they may contain various and sundry 
pesticides and herbicides. Find a spot away from roads that hasnt been 
cultivated recently.