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I fine pebble as substrate, It is about 2.5 to 3" thick in spots. I was was wondering if I could place a soil substrate of some sort on top to help with the plants?

I didnt want to take it out, because it would drive me crazy! :icon_lol:

its 48 x 30 x 24 , any clues?
 

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I am pretty sure you can use normal un-fertilized soil as a planting medium, but it is somewhat messy. So it is advisable to have soil under rocks or pebbles.
 

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Agreed. Soil is messy and not very pretty. If you just dump it in, it will not stay on the bottom well and any time it gets touched, your water will look like a muddy creek. It's not that difficult to take out what you've got and put the soil in underneath. I love soil substrates, so I think the time spent is totally worth it.
 

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do you think there is anything wrong with the substrate I have in now? If it is not going to be worthy of growing the plants well I will take it out. its more of a blasting sand, larger grain.
 
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