ahh, crazy n00b substrate question...
what would happen if you dusted the bottom of a tank with peat, then put plain top soil on it then covered it all with pool filter sand?
ive read the MTS over a few times and while i would love to do it, i just dont have the time (working 70+ hrs a week) nor the place to do all the rinse, dry (living in an apartment) however i am desparately looking for a really cheap way to fill my 75g for a planted tank.
I went down to my local nursery and told the ppl there what i wanted to do and they said, hey, its plants underwater right? i said, duh! yeah! they said, put you some soil in there and put some sand over it and ferterlize it once and a while...
so i thought, hrmm, could they really be right? so thats why im asking, peat, top soil and pool sand would yield?
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