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substrate for riparium planters

Can you use normal soil to put in riparium planters? If not, what is the best thing to use??
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The best materials to use are clay cravel (e.g. Seachem Fluorite) or topsoil pellet (e.g. ADA Amazonia) aquarium plant substrates.

If you fill the planter with regular topsoil it will wash out into the tank water and make a mess.
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I've had myne running doe a month now and the plants have shot up. I use 1\3 expanded clay balls. 1\3 amazonia. 1\3 riparium gravel

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I did 1/2 LECA, 1/2 eco-complete (or other gravel) on top. As far as I'm aware, it's fine as long as it doesn't suffocate the roots. It just needs to allow the plant to anchor and not be so dense as to prevent water and nutrients from exchanging.
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i just used some fluval stratum for plants in mine... its fairly big and the water seems to flow great... but i JUST planted them so who knows lol

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