View Full Version : which soil is the best?

24th Jun 2007, 03:23 PM
hi guys,i'm new here....just started CRS not long ago.currently using GEX soil,
maybe setting up 1 more tank,may i know which soil is the best for CRS?
ADA,Magic,Red Bee,GEX or .........???thanks:)

28th Dec 2007, 03:48 PM
there isn't a best soil.
it all depends what you need and what you want.
some soil are good for plants, some are just normal, some need to combine with others to give the best effect.
there is not best thing in the world. I tried ADA and GEX.
ADA takes a longer time to clear the cloudiness but plants do well in it.
GEX is faster, plants.....hmm.....you might have to play around with the light green, dark green and red packs to find out.
I have 1 tank combine light green and red pack so far so good, 1 tank with dark green pack, still ok....i dont think i can find the diff except dark green soil is finer so easier to plant the roots down.

30th Dec 2007, 08:11 PM
Like larlee said, there isn't best soils.
Different soils do different things.
I have used Amazonia II for close to 2 months and I feel that they are great.
Clean water faster then Amazonia I and water pH is on where I want it, 6.2-6.4. Not sure about other soils, I would choose GEX soils, Amaznoia II or Red bee. If you want to save some money, go for cheaper ones :p

4th Mar 2008, 02:22 PM
Sirakura is quite good than ADA