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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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is a #5 gravel good for substrate?

do i need to add undergravel filter?

the pants i'm planning to put are low lights one, like dwarf vallesneria.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 11:58 PM
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Don' t use a undergravel filter for a planted tank. I am not familiar with #5 gravel.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 01:43 AM
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Plain gravel can be done but would make it more difficult than something like Eco-Complete or Flourite. There are mixes for DIY gravel if you are trying to get something less expensive.

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Do you mean #5 Blasting Sand? If so I heard it works well. I've not used it. "Dirt" cheap at Home Depot. A friend of mine uses it to cap a laterite mix.
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