Is special substrate really necessary?
I am going to start getting into live plants with my aquarium. I have a 10 gallon aquarium and right now it has just some gravel. I dont have any fish currently. I was wondering how necessary a special substrate is for plants growth. I have read alot about flourite and eco-complete here as well as ADA aquasoil. I want to have my plants succeed but do not want to have to buy special substrate if it isnt that big of a deal.
I hope I made sense.