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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 07:38 PM
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Hi Johnny, if you already have the sand and it's fine with the fish then you don't have to change it for planting. Just put some root zone fertilizers in and you're good to go, unless you plant some nutrient hogs. Those would probably benefit from adding fertilizers to the water (you can skip the buried fertilizer if you prefer to fertilize the water column instead).

If the plants are not staying anchored you can try putting some stones around the bases to help keep them anchored.

Another option is fine gravel or coarse sand, also with root or water ferts.

I see you mentioned Eco-complete in the other thread? Would be ok too, just potentially more expensive if you're good with that. Added bonus is the high CEC which the plants can benefit from.

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