Soil with Tahitian Moon Rock cap? - The Planted Tank Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By minorhero
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 9
Soil with Tahitian Moon Rock cap?

So I'm planning my 29 planted and slowly piecing together the necessary equipment and I'm struggling with what substrate to use. In my planted 5 I'm using eco complete but almost all the plants in that tank take are pulling from the water column and I'm both dosing and using root tabs and no CO2 in that tank. My new tank will have CO2, plus the dosing and I'd like to carpet the floor (not sure which carpeting plants yet though) and in the past I had done soil with a fine gravel cap and had great success. I dont intend to move the plants around once the tank is established so I "think" that using soil with a black sand cap will do what I want but figured there would be some feedback here I could be missing. Also thinking about going with a dry start since I really want the carpet to be right as that's a look I love.
thatpreludeguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 01:49 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
minorhero's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Maryland
Posts: 376
Lots of people use soil with an inert cap. It's perfectly valid way of growing plants. As for black sand, if you want something cheap then black diamond blasting sand from tractor supply is popular. Otherwise whatever a fish store sells works great as well.
varanidguy likes this.
minorhero is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:20 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Posts: 1,259
I second the black diamond as a substrate. My corydoras have had zero issues with it and have even spawned.






Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
varanidguy is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome