Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
It never demuddied. -___- So many water changes. Granted, I probably didn't fill the tank correctly. When working with plant substrates, spray the surface with a plant mister before filling. Apparently it keeps the dust from kicking up. I did not do this.
I honestly can't say how long the altering effects might last. I know that unlike crushed coral, the organics in the soil break down over time and in some cases the whole substrate needs to be replaced after about 5 years in very heavily planted tanks. Also, you can expect a significant ammonia spike because of the heavy organic load in the soil.