Cheap, easy substrate for quarantine/grow-out tank?
I bought some stem plants online that I want to grow out for a tank that I plan to set up in a couple months (after I move). I'm going to convert a quarantine tank into a temporary grow-out tank. I have everything except the substrate.
My main needs for a substrate for this tank will be price, easy setup and not releasing ammonia or dissolved solids. I'm planning on using pool filter sand with EI ferts (and possibly root tabs if necessary). Would there be a better option for a tank like this. I really want to keep it cheap since it's not a long term setup and I may have to throw out the substrate if a quarantine goes badly.