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I am about to set up 2 75 gal plant tanks with t5 216 watts bulbs, pres. co2 and want to know what is the best substrate and where to get it???Thanks Donny
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I have used SMS, Flourite Black, Flourite black Sand and Ecco Complete. I like the Black sand the best. IMO the SMS and the Ecco clouded my tank too badly when I dig around in the substrate. The Flourite after rinsing never does. My complaint about the Black sand is that it's light.
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This is a very arbitrary question. User results will vary from tank to tank, person to person. Ones persons success can be anothers failure.

I would venture to state that YOU should do some research. Search these forums and others and draw your own conclusions as to which one you would like to try. Still no guarentees.


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Also best is a very broad word.
Best for the price?
Best for growth?
Best for planting small plants?
Best to fill a large aquarium inexpensively?

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Also best is a very broad word.
Best for the price?
Best for growth?
Best for planting small plants?
Best to fill a large aquarium inexpensively?
You just about answered my question when I looked at the pictures of your 125, that is what I want my tanks to look like. To top it all off you have some of he best looking Kribs I have seen in a long time. I can't find any with the spots on them any more. Are you breeding and of them?? I would love to have some if you are.. Thanks Donny
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You have Kribs Walter??? Since when?


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You have Kribs Walter??? Since when?
Sadly, I haven't had my Pelvichromis Taeniatus 'Nigerian Red' (and again) in a couple years after a co2 wreck.

Check your water. Chances are they aren't happy. Then the color washes out.

As far as the substrate, That's plain old fluorite with 20 lbs of plain gravel, but you will see people using all different types of substrate getting better growth than what I had then.

I have the same substrate, but cut the light in half, and have slower growers in there now.

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I am about to set up 2 75 gal plant tanks with t5 216 watts bulbs, pres. co2 and want to know what is the best substrate and where to get it???Thanks Donny
Any soil-based substrate. ADA for convenience or dirt from the backyard for the budget minded.
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