The plants are doing okay in the sand. I'm supplementing with some root tabs right now and I'm seeing new growth. It's very hard to be patient but I'm trying! My Rotala finally seems to have taken root and it's been a day or so without any floating Rotala.
I've read that the dwarf sag does better in sand instead of gravel but we will see. I think it's a bit to early to tell but most of those plants seem to have taken root in the sand too.
This tank had gravel in it and I switched out to the sand a year or so ago. I was worried about my peppered cory's barbs so I decided to switch it out to sand so it's easier for them to sift around in. I have a feeling they have caused some uproots while doing so. Sometimes there heads are almost buried to their eyes.. it's funny.
Edit: This is my first planted tank so I'm sure I'll experience a lot of trial and error but so far so good. Some melting of the dwarf sag but that has slowed.
Last edited by JPrice904; 08-22-2014 at 04:20 PM.