Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
New Planted Tank Preparations
I am new hear. I just lost my 5 year old tiger oscar and am now looking towards the future (RIP T-Rex). Unfortunatley now, i am left with a 135 Gallon acrylic aquarium to use for a planted tank.
I have been watching a lot of videos and reading a lot about what type of substrates will work the best for me. I am looking to grow some carpeting plants, amazon swords, bananna plants, marimo moss balls, monte carlo, possibly S.Repens, and some other plants. I have a big tank so I know I will need a lot of substrate, im hoping its lighter than the 100lbs of sand I used for the oscar setup.
I have been leaning towards soil and then a top layer? Yay or nay
I am plannning on having a co2 injection system and good lighting.
What substrate layers do you use in your tank? Pros vs Cons?