:nerd: Ok I wanted black sand.. I got Moonsand and it is black.. Then I found planted tanks... Now I want a carpeted tank.. So I think I just spent a lot of money and effort to get a substrate that won't work will for planting. I am trying to get Java moss to grow on some rocks and hope that any trimmings might stay in the sand... It has been suggested I try a few other low light plants... I have a low light set up with the lights on for 10 hrs a day to try and keep my spiral val going... I don't get much light at the bottom of the tank so I thought maybe some fert would help.. Is there a general fertilizer.. I am looking for the miracle grow to help things since there is nothing in the sand.