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Sandy "beach" effect and how to stop the plants?

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I'm wanting to setup a tank with a sand beach at the front then low grasses roun the sides going to large plants at the back but i'm wondering if there is an easy way to reduce/stop the plants growing over the beach? Could i just put soil substrate round the sides and back capped with sand, then put the beach area sand all the way down? would this make any difference?
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Don't you kind of build up little walls in the substrate fill the part you want with sand and the other side of the wall with your plant substrate?

Like a divider or barrier in the substrate?
I use broken pieces of DW and it works fairly well, just an occasional runner gets by
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