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03-27-2013 05:01 PM
Curt_914 Use miracle grow organic potting soil toped with pool filter sand and you should be fine.
03-26-2013 06:51 PM
Matt.radich
What type of substrate?

I was just thinking something started such as rcs
03-26-2013 05:33 PM
assasin6547 What kind of shrimp you keeping?

Cuz if it's CRS you need a buffering substrate like NEW Amazonia
03-26-2013 03:03 PM
BruceF I don't know anything about shrimp.
03-26-2013 04:12 AM
Matt.radich
What type of substrate?

What kind of dirt then?? I have been doing light research, but I am very confused on it. How/what it does, why does it help shrimp etc haha.

Please help as I'm very new...
03-26-2013 02:41 AM
scotty b +1 on the dirt capped with sand
03-26-2013 01:36 AM
BruceF I would use dirt capped with sand.
03-26-2013 01:08 AM
Matt.radich
What type of substrate?

I am planning on low light planted yes, so sand would be my best bet if I didn't want to get something like floramax or Eco complete?
03-25-2013 06:04 AM
Noahma I personally use sand in all my tanks. It makes moving plants around a breeze, and I don't have to worry about my stems floating up if I accidently bump the gravel.
03-25-2013 05:00 AM
Conrad283 Are you planning on using plants? If so, I wouldn't use gravel
03-25-2013 02:41 AM
Matt.radich
What type of substrate?

I am planning on a low tech 5.5 gallon shrimp tank. I am stuck on the substrate part... I have some black gravel that I wanted to use but I also have some natural colored pea gravel that I was thinking of using.

Would either of these work or would you guys recommend sand for the tank?

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