Aquascaping Soil?

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    After 4 years of the same fluval stratum, my plants, frogs and tads are still doing good. I would recommend it
     
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    Thanks! I’ll try that :)
     
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    If the intention to use this as the main substrate for a day frog tank? (I'm curious as I'm in the middle of a new build myself and have had a hard time finding a good substrate)
     
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    I have found all of my plants in my 150 gallon have one time or another lived purely in fluvial stratum, especially soft stem plants like pileas, begonias, and cissus. I would use a different substrate for orchids, broms and other sensitive plants though. It’s not hard making your own vivarium soil mix, just add orchid bark, charcoal, a little spag moss, a little peat and some leaf litter until you feel you’ve got something good.
     
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    I was thinking just a substrate for a pond area for submerged plants. Paludarium style I guess.
     

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