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Stacking Substrate Help !

Im thinking of ways to raise my substrate higher at the back of the tank. Im using Flourite but obviously that becomes pretty expensive. I was wondering if i can put sand into panties and pile them up at the back and slowly make a decline towards the front ?
Would this cause the sand to compact and create gas pockets ?
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Most people use just regular aquarium gravel packed into pantyhose, put it in the back of the tank, and then add their substrate to the tank right over them.

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Thats what im doing , only im using sand instead of gravel. So the sand will be ok ?
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I would think that maybe if the tank was half full with only water in the tank, if you were to use sand in the pantyhose, but when you add them to the tank give them a few "squeezes" I think you should be ok. My thoughts are, it should release all the the bubbles with in the sand to gas off before you actually start adding in the flourite.

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