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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if I put enough substrate in my tank! Just started my first tank today... Put in the substrate (bought a kit) used the bag included but when I added water all my monte carlos I planted uprooted and floated around did I just not put enough substrate in the bottom?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 03:50 AM
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Can you give some more details, such as what kind of plants, type of substrate, etc.?

A good rule of thumb is 1" minimum for a planted tank.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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I got the fluval substrate, the plant that floated was Monte Carlo. I have nowhere near 1" of substrate >.< I'll go back to the store tomorrow and get another bag. I should've known there it was not going to be enough.
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