Need additional Substrate
Need help adding additional substrate to my existing 55 gallon planted fish tank. I recently decided to turn my freshwater aquarium into a planted tank. My fish are happy but I am tired of the artificial plants... live plants look so much nicer. I know it's more work but I'm willing to learn how to make it work. I recently purchased a T5 light and some plants, but purchased the plants before researching the light and substrate requirements for a planted tank.
I purchased myriophyllum hetrophyllum, micro sword, anacharis, and anubias hastifolia. My Buenos Aires Tetras ate my micro sword plants within two days, LOL Nice treat for the fish!
I'm finding that my plants are not firmly planted, my substrate is not firm enough. I have approx. 2 1/2" of substrate. The roots are not holding on to my substrate. I'm finding some of my bunch plants floating. Is there any way I can add additional substrate to my tank without disrupting my plants and fish, if so, what top substrate can I add. I am attaching a picture of the substrate that I currently have in my tank for the past four years. Suggestion, anyone!