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Old 07-07-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: KC, MO
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I've seen people use a layer of the black soil on the bottom with gravel on top of that and it works well. The soil helps with nutrients and the gravel gives them enough space for the roots to grow. My planted tank just has the black soil on the bottom and I think it looks great but I'm thinking of adding some gravel to at least one portion of the tank for contrast and to hide stray roots.

Pool filter sand is great for cichlid tanks and tanks with bottom feeders that like to sift through the substrate. I've found in planted tanks it can smother the roots though. It's too compact and heavy and doesn't give the roots room to grow. Might not be as much of an issue if you have a layer of soil underneath it though.



Okay, thanks Uncle Bully.


I'll keep this in mind.




Thanks again,




Paul...........


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Old 06-21-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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A great site with tons of fish tanks etc. informational videos is BigAlsPets.com

They even carry my Fx4 filters. I got the Fx at a big national big box pet store but they dont carry the Fx4 filters

Big Al had the filters!
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