I use tahitian moon sand and my crypts are doing really good. It has doubled in size and quantity in a 4 month span. Yes, it is true that it's going to be hard to grow plants in inert substrate, I use rootmedic complete root capsules for substrate fertilizer and I use their macros and micros for water column dosing.
There are other cheaper alternatives to using commercialized fertilizers for your substrate such as osmocote+ and jobes root fertilizers. Be careful because not all terrestrial fertilizers are recommended/suitable for aquarium use and even the ones I stated have some people wary about them.
Just wondering if you can provide some information such as:
Last but not least, Welcome to Planted Tank!
Currently out of the hobby
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Forum lurking every now and then