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Riparium shower caddy substrate

Any recommendations for shower caddy substrate? I am likely to have a fair bit of red flourite gravel and SafeTSorb lying around when I am done filling my tank. Can I just mix those together and call it good enough?
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It would be a good place to start. I think the flourite is a lot heavier, and over time the STS will tend to drift up, and the flourite settle to the bottom.
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What plant do you grow in the shower caddy? small pieces of lava rock works. Expended clay works too.


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You grow plants in your shower?? I want to see pictures of this!


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You grow plants in your shower?? I want to see pictures of this!
No, I take my shower in my fish tank


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No, I take my shower in my fish tank
Haha. But for real, that sounds pretty cool. You should throw up some pictures once you get it going.


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Haha. But for real, that sounds pretty cool. You should throw up some pictures once you get it going.

I would guess the OP will do that. I don't know what his riparium looks like so I am curious too.

But some of us do really use shower caddies in our tanks as planter. It works very well. It's cheap, transparent, comes in different size. The succion cups are normally not that great, but a stiff electric wire works well to hang the caddy in the tank.

I don't have good pictures of that. But for a while, I also used a paint cup holder just like and HOB as planter:
[img[https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=80890&title=LargerP lanterMc.jpg[/img]


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