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Sand path with substrate

I've seen some really cool tanks with a sand path and substrate mixed and I'm having a hard time keeping substrate off the sand. Can anyone help? I used plastic to create the path and hold make them separate. Here's my tank

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having your sand path higher and sloping outwards towards the dark substrate will help. may not have the visual you want but lining the edge of the sand with small rocks of the same type you have in there will help but it then becomes to defined and looks more like a rock garden pathway. do you have any bottom dwellers like plecos or corydoras? oh just looked closer at the second pic and I see a pleco. he is probably a factor.

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I've seen some really cool tanks with a sand path and substrate mixed and I'm having a hard time keeping substrate off the sand. Can anyone help? I used plastic to create the path and hold make them separate. Here's my tank

https://imgur.com/gallery/9ZVigXT
Amazonia is fairly light, so it will always find the lowest space (in this case your pathway) so it can move during water changes and bottom dwellers will ineviably move it around. I solved it by creating rock 'island' on each side with Coral moss to trap it in....
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