Whats up fishtank people! I am finally setting up my first real dirted tank. I have been using a bowl to experiment on but now I want to go all out with a real tank. I've gathering resources for my next big tank and I want this one to have tons of plant growth. My last tanks had no dirt and I have gotten the "ok" stuff along with this so called "plant substrate". Don't remember the name. I have got nothing but algae everywhere and every big load of plants I get they die off in about a week, EVEN FREAKON ANACHCHARIS. I have learn a lot about keeping plants and now I want to do it right with the right stuff.

What are the best BRANDS of dirt I can use at an affordable price?  

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Comment by Peter on April 15, 2014 at 11:11pm
Wait u think ur not gonna have algae with dirt? ....meh w/e. No best brand so long its organic dirt(no chemical ferts added) it will work.
Comment by Cire Loknok on April 25, 2014 at 8:47am

Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix is what I use.

It works well.

http://www.miraclegro.com/smg/goprod/miracle-gro-organic-choice-pot...

Comment by Johanan Micaiah on May 4, 2014 at 8:45am

Anacharis can't die if you have the wrong substrate,,, It will thrive even in bare gravel or floating as it gets its nutrients from leaves, so its probably a lighting problem

Comment by regan on June 6, 2014 at 3:29pm

The problem with dirt is that it is dirty. If you plan to move anything about, it may not be your best option. If your plants keep dying off, I would suggest you start looking at all of the factors. Water parameters, lighting, temperature can all cause issues.

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