Should I cap my Aquasolum? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Should I cap my Aquasolum?

I picked up some Aquavitro Aquasolum (similar to Aquasoil and Fluval stratum). I wanted to go for a black sand look. I already have some black sand on hand. I was planning on putting 1-1.5inches of aquasolum on the bottom then capping it off with 0.5-1inches of black sand. I'm getting conflicting information. I plan to keep pygmy cories if that matters
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My challenge with the substrate was it was difficult to plant in. Capping it probably would have made things easier, but especially initially. Also, things rooted well into it, but plants were easily pulled up, too easily
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I think the Aquasolum is too light and the sand will fall to the bottom
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