No, no! The substrate for bottom to top is made of kitty litter, then MTS, then regular play sand cap. I do have root tabs added throughout as well. I also wanted to pop the colors, but it ended up looking lighter than I had wanted it to. Oh well!
Stinks to hear about your plants!! If I still had stems I'd be happy to RAOK them to you. I'm getting plenty of Hygro tiger growing, if you would like any!! Let me know!
Oh I see
I may take you up on that in the future but im so broke I couldnt even cover shipping lol, unemployment + baby=not fun. Just finished rescaping with what i have left, crypts, some raggity lookin nljf, fissidens on wood, and rocks. Gonna see how it grows out and go from there. Im not staying where my tank is so its probably for the best I stick with slow growers for the moment anyway.