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best substrate?

Hi,

Starting a second 10gallon planted tank (will be low tech) and would like to try one of the speciality gravels this time - so my choices are:

Fluval plant stratum
Flourite
Carib sea floura max

there is a big price difference between them, so just wondering if anybody has any recommendation to choose one over the other

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Black diamond blasting grit works great also pool filter sand, they are also a lot cheaper, just make sure and add some root caps

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I've found using ADA Amazonia makes this hobby really easy.
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Black diamond blasting grit works great also pool filter sand, they are also a lot cheaper, just make sure and add some root caps

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i bought to bags.. 20/40 from Tractor Supply
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Black diamond blasting grit works great also pool filter sand, they are also a lot cheaper, just make sure and add some root caps

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I use the pool filter sand. Works very well. Just put root tabs yep
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