Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Sand just doesn't contain any nutrients and being so small in diameter, it doesn't allow for much water flow through to the roots of plants. Malaysian Trumpet Snails (MTS) definitely help keep the sand clean by consuming detritus, stirring the substrate and aerating the roots of plants. I would consider MTS a must with a sand substrate.
A laterite base would definitely help, yes.
- Sam P -
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