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Re: Planning first tank in years..

> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:53:22 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Jason Verch" <verch at panix_com>
> Subject: Planning first tank in years..
> 	Last time I did a planted tank I had about 1.5" of
>  vermiculite covered by about 1.5" of medium gravel.
>  The vermiculite seemed to help, but it would cloud the
>  water anytime I need to uproot a plant for any reason.
> Is vermiculite still recommended? Would I be better off
>  using plain gravel with Dupla G mixed in?

I personally, prefer flourite, because after you get past 
the rinsing, and letting the dust filter out for the first day 
or two, you don't have that clouding problem to deal with 
ever after.  My plants seem to like it.

> Or should I just bite the bullet and lay out the cash for
> a real CO2 sytem?

Well, this really comes down to your budget and 
personal decision, but it made a _huge_ diference in the 
growth of my plants very quickly.