Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Central Kentucky
I have used this before. I recommend thoroughly rinsing the sand before using it in your aquarium, it's pretty dusty. It doesn't really provide any kind of a binding ability, or even that good of a substrate for roots to hang on to, but it does look very natural in the tank. With proper fertilization plants will grow in it, however you may need to use weights on smaller plants until their roots are developed enough to keep themselves held down. I had a 45 tall using only this as a substrate and grew vals, sagitaria subdulata, and Lobelia cardinalis decently well, but I was much less experienced in growing aquatic plants back then.
All in all it's cheap, fish safe( provided you rinse it), and natural looking, not bad if you ask me.
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