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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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SUBSTRATE for carpet plant

Hi i just started a 8 gallon cube and I have HC Monte Carlo Cuba carpet plant growing very well and fast with flourite black sand.

I have a 20 long with fluval stratum soil which grows plants well but not carpet since they all float up. Is there a good substrate that I can use? I heard sand will constrict and not allow for rooting is this true?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 08:21 PM
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Wait, what plant do you have growing?
You just named 3 different plants.

Sand will work fine, just a thin cap though.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 08:46 PM
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The Flourite black sand is also my choice for carpet plants. Monte Carlo grows well in it. What lights are you going to use?
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