Mixing plain gravel with fluvial substrate? - The Planted Tank Forum
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Mixing plain gravel with fluvial substrate?

I have plain topfin epoxy coated gravel. When i got started i did not know about special substrates. Question is can i add a layer of substrate to like the Fluval stratum for planted aquariums? On the back is says not to mix with other gravels, why is that?
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i have fluval stratum mixed with gravel as a cap over a soil base. also poured some stratum over gravel in another tank with the stratum in a week working into the gravel somehow. i haven't noticed any negative effects but i'm sure it makes the stratum break down faster.
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