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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-22-2020, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Leaking soil when replanting?

Hi all, I’m new here and wanted to ask for some help.
I’m in the process of setting up a 10g aquarium and was looking at options for the substrate. I have a bag of jbl aquabasis plus and gravel, so I was thinking of using a layer of aquabasis and gravel on top.
When I will trim my plants I would want to uproot old stems and replant the better looking tips. My question is, when uprooting the stems, is there a chance that the aquabasis will “leak” into the water above the gravel? Will that cause problems to the aquarium? If that is a chance, how can I avoid that it happens?
Thanks in advance for you help!
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General rule is the heaviest compound will settle to the bottom. A soil ball type substrate will always end up on top a true rock type gravel because of lighter density.
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