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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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help with substrate/aquarium

i have a question, i really want to set up a planted aquarium, but i'm not sure what kind of flooring and such to put in it. I have a 10 gallon guppy tank, with 3 plants, i don't know their names. But i kind of want to start planting in it also, like with java ferns and grass and such. I was wondering if i could buy the soils i need such as potting soil from orchard supply hardware and the plants i need there. If anyone can help me out i really appreciate it, thanks.
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There are people who have used potting soil in their tanks, but it's not recommended. The Substrate section here is a good place to start doing some research on what people use as their substrate.

It boils down to what you want to grow, how much money you have to spend, and what other equipment you have/or willing to buy in order to grow plants.
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