Originally Posted by tilli94
Hey everyone just wanted to triple check and make sure miracle gro organic choice potting mix would work for my planted tank. If not what else could I use and will it hurt if I put a light layer of gravel over this? Thanks everyone!
Miracle grow organic potting SOIL, not MIX.
The one you want comes in orange colored bag.
The potting MIX conatains some organic's (possibly chicken manure ) which could elevate ammonia and light,plus ammonia = algae.
The MGO potting soil is just soil with some peat,and small pieces of wood that you may wish to sift out.
I might check the ingrdient's of both but i am near certain that the soil as opposed to the mix is what most use.(I did).
After quick google,,It is the orange bag ,not the green one you want.
Could not find photo of bag that say's soil ,,but I remember being warned about the green bag ,so I went with the orange bag.