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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Floramax and Sand

For my 10g Dwarf Hairgrass tank that I am going to set up, I'm planning on using CaribSea FloraMax for the main substrate. Would the plants be okay with just this substrate alone, or would putting a bit of sand in the mix help? By help I mean, if I add the sand to the top of the FloraMax, will it help the DHG stay in place? Or will it have no affect at all...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 01:27 AM
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I've read it's good to use pure quartz sand 2-4mm.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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yes, but what is the purpose of adding sand?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 04:40 PM
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I have some Caribbean Sea stuff in my freshwater tank you'll defiantly want more than just sand cause my dwarf hair grass comes up all the time. Grows great still tho!

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