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Old 11-19-2003, 10:52 PM   #1
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is having fish tank sand good with non-sword plants
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I have a sand mix and never had any problems. I found all the warnings about sand just not to be true

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Old 11-19-2003, 11:33 PM   #3
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I find it difficult to keep clean. In a coarser substrate, fishpoop falls through the cracks and can be used for plant nutrition or vacuumed out. It is just laying on top of the sand which I don't like.
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well what is a good substrate for small 5 and 10 gallon tanks that is not like 40 bucks for 25 lbs...
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There is a lot of personal preference out there... If you are looking for something cheap, sandblasting sand has been recommended, which is in grain size between playsand and pea gravel. I would put something with a high CEC under it, like Profile. Others would put laterite underneath it. I add Jobes sticks around the root feeders to make them happy. Lots of personal preferences.
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Old 11-20-2003, 12:10 AM   #6
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where could you even find eco-complete. pet smart ? lfs? or will small 2 -3 mm gravel do
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