Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Centerville, ut
Best substrate for capping dirt?
Is there any advantage to picking an expensive substrate over the cheap colored aquarium gravel or gravel from the local farm store. When used over dirt.
Tank is 36x18 at the bottom.
I like the look of the black flourite but not the $21 a bag cost. I figure I will need 3 bags to line the sides, cap the dirt and have left over for later.
I have looked into Turface, but most the reviews say that it is light and gets messy, since I am using dirt I think it would just compound the problem.
Some have said that pee gravel can let dirt float up.
I am not to interested in sand, looks awesome but also looks like more maintenance than I am interested in.
So does Flourite, eco-complete, etc benefit the planets more than aquarium gravel or gravel when capping dirt?