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Anyone run a high tech dirted tank?

As the title states, I'm just wondering if anyone has done a high tech, dirted tank and what their experience has been (pics would be nice!).

I've always wanted to set up a dirted tank, but I also really love high tech setups and I already have all the equipment needed to do so (having great success for many years now).

I've been doing strickly high tech setups and am due for a new challenge which sparked my interest in a dirted setup, but having all the equipment for high tech makes it hard to stray away from high light, co2 and strict fert dosing.
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Yes!

And converting them all as I can.
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Growing is not that difficult.
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With dirt, CO2, and decent lighting, it's impossible to fail.

The only complaint I have is I have to trim too much.
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Any benefits of using PFS vs BDBS as a cap or is it basically my color preference? Like I said my experience is mostly with eco-complete/flourite/stratum etc.

I'm more interested in smaller, more delicate plants opposed to having monster sword plants, vals etc. which is why a sand cap has intrigued me.
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Color preference for inert capped sand.

BDBS was my choice, hides things.


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Any benefits of using PFS vs BDBS as a cap or is it basically my color preference? Like I said my experience is mostly with eco-complete/flourite/stratum etc.

I'm more interested in smaller, more delicate plants opposed to having monster sword plants, vals etc. which is why a sand cap has intrigued me.
Pick which one you like the look of. Certain fish look better with light, others with dark.

I believe most discus tanks use light substrate for this reason.
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