Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Woodstock, On. Canada
sifted the lake gravel
So I sifted the lake gravel and now have fine sand, very fine gravel (about 2mm or less) gravel (about 3mm) and coarse stone between 3 and 5mm. I was thinking I would put down about one 1 inch of the fine sand, then about 3/4 inch of the fine gravel mixed with a bag of Eco Substrate, and top with the 3mm gravel. If needed I could use some of the coarse stone towards the back. What do you think. My first planted tank has a bottom layer of subsoil clay and vermiculite topped with coarse stone, over 5mm. The plants are doing Ok even in Woodstocks water, but if I try and move a plant with big roots, the clay clouds the water for days. I would like to try a tank without the clay and vermiculite. What do you think?