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Substrate scenario

Hey guys, I find myself in a substrate situation, or scenario if you will. I have shrimp but I want to plant dwarf hair grass. I'd like some suggestions on what substrate to get. I read that some substrates can get so cloudy that they'll kill all your fish or shrimp. I need something that can just go in over what I have now, with the shrimp already in the water. The better it is for plants, the better, but I know some of those really cloud up.

Question 2 is how deep should the substrate be considering I want dwarf hairgrass? I figure at least 2 inches, maybe 3, but I don't know.

Edit: I forgot to mention, I have some black substrate I picked up at the pet store now, but it isn't much. Only like a centimeter deep. I'm thinking that's not enough for DHG and plants in general.
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Can't help with your main question, but be careful if the black substrate is Tahitian moon sand. People have been having problems with it killing their fish.

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Are you using co2? If not using co2 I'd forget the DHG.
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