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Hello from Brooklyn

Hi everyone -

I have a few tanks and have been playing around with live aquatic plants for about a year and a half, to a level of success I'd put at about a 3 out of 10. It's been fun, but I've gone ahead and upgraded my largest tank to a 30 gallon frameless, and would like to do right by the plants this time around. Hardscape is nearly complete (wood will be ready to place by the weekend) and I have sand as a substrate. I know this limits me primarily to plants that feed off the water column, and I would like to stick with species native to the Amazon. Effectively, this tank is my big (and only) project, and the reason I've joined the forum! Really looking forward to learning a lot, and moving on to perfect my other tanks once I've done this one.

If you've got suggestions, live nearby, or just want to say hi, I'd appreciate it!
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Hi, it's nice to know I am not the only newbie. What made you decide to use sand as a substrate? Are you going to have fish in the tank? Have you heard or read about the "dirted " tank? I read about and have seen people on YouTube using miracle gro as a substrate capped with gravel. I'm thinking of toying around with it on a spare tank, I'm kinda scared tho'. I am quite sure I will end up with a soupy mess!
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