Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New England, USA
Current substrate not compatible with fish I want to add soon.
I have been reading so many different things and am finally here again, after being away for 2 years.
I wanted to change over my substrate to sand, but found that it would be difficult to keep my live plants with a somewhat low maintenance tank if I switched.
So, here it is, two years later, and I still haven't changed over.
I currently have Flourite substrate. I've had it for over 10 years and love it. My plants are doing great.
But, I want to add cories and khulis to my tank. Tender tendrils and burrowing fish will not be happy with Flourite and I won't be happy with spending loads of money on ferts and co2 dosing, etc.
I did read something about kitty litter, and almost tried it, but it was not coming clean. Maybe I didn't wash long enough. It never made it into the tank, and is now a block of dried clay in a bucket.