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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question silica sand?

Hey I was wondering about using MG organic choice as my substrate then capping it with silica sand or some other kind tell me what you think. I was also reading around and heard about people who make their substrate to deep and i was wondering how deep should the MG be and how deep should the capping substrate be preferibly sand. If anyone knows if dwarf baby tears with grow well and make a "carpet" for my aquarium with this please let me know and if not please let me know what kind of substrate will.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 12:06 AM
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All sand is silica sand. Do you mean pool filter sand or play sand or something else entirely? I don't know enough to advise you on its depth with those plants specifically, but an inch or so is a normal depth for a cap.
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I dont know which one but which is best for capping potting soil and for use with plants like HC. Also which would by better for my corys?
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