Join Date: May 2013
Location: Connecticut, USA
sand vs gravel
I've started this thread to see if any one else has seen this. I have two tanks, ones a 55 gallon, ones a 20 gallon. I used a 1" layer of miracle grow organic choice potting soil in both tanks. In my 55 I used aqaurium gravel bought at petco. In my 20 I used black sand bought at petco as well. In the 55 gallon I can't seem to get any plants to form a carpet or produce runners, in the 20 gallon I have runners shooting up every where and I just put in s. repens and its taking off.
Is this due to the fact that the gravel is too heavy for the plants to send runners out? Has any one else noticed this?