Planted Betta Substrate
I'm looking into moving my 10 gallon betta planted tank to a 20 gallon and would like some advice on substrate that is gentle on fins and decent for plants. The 10 gallon now has Spectrastone gravel, with a black coating. I want to be cautious of sharp, rough materials that could shred fins, my betta is young and swims along the top, bottom and sides of the tank, he's really active. The gravel has been ok, with root tabs and seachem flourish for swords water sprite, and rhizome plants of course, but I wanted to get more stems and variety at some point.
I was looking at eco complete, but it seems rough and have read it can increase GH,PH. I have 6.8-7.0 ph water so I don't really want to mess with that.
Has anyone had problems with fin wear and tear with flourite? I'm not familar with it. Or something else, or should I just keep using the gravel?
I'm new to this, and wish I had started years ago, I appreciate any advice you can send.
Last edited by DeepAsHadal; 07-27-2020 at 02:45 PM.
Reason: added root tabs and nutrient dosing info with current tank