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Old 09-28-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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Helllo i am going to be trying a few different tanks and 2 are going to use schults aquatic soil. Does this have to be covered by gravel?
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Old 09-28-2003, 10:55 PM   #2
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Marc...in one word NO.

The problem with Schultz aquatic plant soil is that it is extremely light. You might want to consider putting some gravel over it. I was running nothing but Schultz's in my 15 gallon and added some play sand to the mix to give it a bit of weight.

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Great thanks, i have plenty of sand and extra gravel as well.
This suff looks just lake gravel
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i don't like how its light.... the power of my filter (very crappy one) sometimes makes the gravel messed up and not flat.
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I may add some sand as well to the gravel but i think the sand will eventually go all of the way to the bottem
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Well the plants are doing good with this substrate. I agree about the lightness. Large potted plants easily float up with this stuff so i added some gravel as well since the sand will eventually sink to the bottom.
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