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my 55 has become a wreck and i am looking to redo it, starting with substrate. what doy your guys/girls reccomend?
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You will find a lot of different opinions for substrates. Many people like ADA substrates, but they can be pricey.

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DIY mineralized top soil. It allows the contents and effects on your parameters to be in your own hands. Topped with any black sand or gravel.

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i have found the best solution is aquarium sand and a good fertilizer to boost it up
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DIY mineralized top soil. It allows the contents and effects on your parameters to be in your own hands. Topped with any black sand or gravel.
+1 Very cheap too.
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I use pool filter sand. But I'm not advanced or anything. But I find it easier to plant than gravel, and I like how it looks natural


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