Price was not relevant to me. I wanted the best substrate on the market for planted tanks so I got the aquasoil. I had been having trouble deciding as there is a minimum 3-4 week break in time for the aquasoil to stop leaching high levels of ammonia (plus of course the initial cycling), but I realized I could simply buy a second 10 gallon tank (they are $10 on sale, $15 regularly) at petco and transfer him once the soil has been broken in as they are indentical. It would give me a shrimp tank and a decontamination/regrowth aquarium for new plants after I was done, which also appealed to me. It would also allow me to grow a carpet of HC emersed, so the choice became obvious. I decided to get LED lighting, and wanting medium light for my first planted tank so I settled on a 20" Finnex Fugeray
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