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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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3" rule, does it always apply?

i was wondering if 3" is always a recommended depth of substrate? i want to plant my 10g with micro swords, and crypt wendtti. maybe another shorter plant. would 2" do?
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yes
2icnhes works

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yes? the 2" would work?
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a lot of people use 2"
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Pretty much if you can plant the plants there is enough. I've done tanks with spots where the substrate was like 1/2", no problems.
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As a precaution if you're using sand as a substrate, you'd be best to limit it to 2" anyway, to generally prevent the formation of anaerobic gas pockets.
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Ok thanks every one. At this point i might be thinking of taking out some gravel from my 55g lol...
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3" rule, does it always apply?

I do 3" atleast in some spots 5-6"
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