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Cheap substrate for stock lighted, planted tank

So i will be setting up a 20g L soon with moss and possibly anubias and java fern and was wondering if there was a cheap substrate that I could buy to place at the bottom of my tank. I have a 29g with the walstead method with black sand as a top and a 5g with a fluorite base and green gravel as a top. It doesn't matter if its gravel or sand to me, I just want to make sure it looks decent, is ok for the low light plants and is relatively cheap. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them! Thanks!
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50lb bag of play sand at home depot/lowes under 10 dollars. people here seem to love it.

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or you can try safe t sorb. look for them at tractor supply. its fairly cheap.

Safe T Sorb requires a lot of rinsing. Also, it can alter your kh parameters thus affecting your ph, but that only last about 6 months, maybe.

Check out this thread for more info and some pics https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ight=safe+sorb
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