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Soil Substrates and nutrients (I think)

 Subject: Roots all over the place

I don't know where this first came from... I seem to have missed it the
first time around.  But Alysoun McLaughlin quoted:

> CM> factor here should be the nutrient levels available to the plants.  If
> CM> you've setup your substrate like Karen Randall, Steve Pushak and others
> CM> like them with soil nutrients, you'll only want to add specific
> nutrients

I don't know who wrote this originally, but I do _not_ as a general rule
use (or advocate) soil substrates.  I use soil in pots for specific plants
that need it.  The only tank I have with a soil substrate has been nothing
but problems since it was set up.(1 1/2 years ago)  Inertia is all that has
kept me from taking it apart and replacing the substrate with laterite. 

Subject: Karen

Carlos wrote:

Just a quick note of thanks to Karen Randall.  You're welcome.  Thanks for
your kind words, and I'm glad I've been able to help.

Karen Randall
Aquatic Gardeners Association