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Enriched Substrate & Burrowing Fish
I have just set up a 40 gallon tank with special substrate. Will
burrowing Fish like eels and botias cause problems by bringing the
laterite up to the surface?
The substrate is a 1.5 inch base of fluorite with laterite mixed in at
the recommended 1 lb/gal rate. Then added 1 bag of Fluorish tabs (about
14 I think) plus about 8 Jobes sticks (13-5-5). Covered with 1.5
inches of conventional gravel. Planted with what I had available -
couple of large swords, hygrophila, plus java moss and elodea to suck up
the nutrients that leak out of the into the water column.
Did I go overboard on the substrate? Is adding laterite to fluorite a
waste of money?