Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Sand _can_ work quite well in a planted, tank, it actually holds the plants down better than gravel. Sand itself is like gravel and has little nutrients, so you likely need to put something in the bottom to make it nutritious. If you decide on sand, make sure you put the sand in with the filter off, otherwise the filter will suck up sand!
Tank in transition! 55 gallons, hard water.