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Getting back into planted tanks, is this ok

Hi,

I currently have 2 inches of 3m color quartz, the sand sized grade. I wanted to start looking into rooted plants, but can i even use this with plants?

I was also thinking about lava gravel, but I also want to add a school of cories down the road and I think the lava would be too rough for them. Plus the added cost of starting fresh.

I've been reading about soil and maybe i could use that to get 2" than top off with my 3m color quartz? If so has anybody looked into the high quality dirt/compost from hydroponic stores instead of MG organic?

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Dirt is dirt, but I use the miracle grow stuff cause I had leftovers from my planters. But yeah I start with 1-2" of dirt then cap off with gravel and sand, don't see how quartz would be any different.

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