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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Best sand for a planted tank

So I'm having issues with my water and I have been told it is due to my gravel from petco, it's a painted gravel. I'm wondering what the best sand is or if there is a difference in sand brands. My local petco has black sand made by Imagitarium. I know it's not good for heavy rooted plants but I don't have any of those which I'll be planted into it. Also, should I add anything below the sand? I don't wanna get the fancy substrate because it comes in huge bags and I have a 6 gallon shrimp tank. Any suggestions ladies and gents?
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