Hey guys, brand new to the forum so I'm hoping you won't mind helping me out with a simmilar question.
I have a partially setup planted tank. It's a 55gallon, freshwater angelfish tank. I don't have many fish in it yet, but the cycling is complete and is ready to add many more fish.
My question is: I used a large amount of sand as the substrate, and it's good quality sand, but obviously as someone else stated it has no nutrients.
Is there a way to keep the sand in the tank and somehow add nutrients?
I had the idea to buy some flourite or some other nutrient rich substrate and load it into a turkey baster and actually inject it halfway into the sand.
I'm just dreading the idea of ripping out all that sand just to make more nutrients.
Also: I'm going to be attempting a dwarf hairgrass carpet on most of this tank's floor, so I suppose it's important to keep that in mind.
Thanks in advance for your replies!!
Sorry I sound silly, i'm very new to planted tanks. So far all the plants I have in the tank grow well. I dose with liquid flourish fert.