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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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looking for mts cap

What did you cap your mts with. I'm not really interested in doing anything with sand. Looking for small grain pebbles.


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I capped my 55 gallon MTS tank with play sand because it gives it "that all natural look".

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Really, anything is good. People generally use inert stuff though. If you want to go cheap, fine pea gravel, if you want something intermediate, use sms or schultz soil, if you have cash to burn use flourite or something.

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I sell Akadama and smaller grain black lava rock, both would work very well for capping MTS. Let me know if you are interested.

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I capped mine with sifted river loam, cant get a more natural look than that

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 02:17 PM
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i used original flourite. i like the look of it and am not too crazy about how PFS looks after a while.

Heres what mine looks like

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ml#post1698953


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 02:39 PM
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I used PFS in my 75 and it looks ok but I really like black sand! I'll be replacing the PFS with black diamond blasting sand soon, as I didn't put dirt under my sand when I set up my 75. It will be a big job but based off what I'm seeing on my 20 long that has dirt with the plant growth/health and overall appearance it seems worth it. I think that aged PFS looks very natural and certainly does not look bad as some may suggest but I really like the black sand look especially when combined with a black background, it makes the fish and plants pop. But as others have said that any inert gravel or sand will work although sand will typically (based on my reading) keep the dirt better contained during planting but I think that would be more of a personal situation and be affected by many other factors including gravel size plant type/size etc. Good luck!

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