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post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by hyunbaw View Post
ok i guess i'll ask the obvious.. why such a shallow substrate?
Why not? There's no reason not to have a shallow substrate in the front of the tank per se or at all really. You can still very easily grow plants in 1 inch of substrate. You can use more to create a slope or deeper soil bed or less to create an accent but plants will still grow. Look up some of the sand wabi kusa setups. A lot of them use less than an inch of sand and are still beautiful.
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