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Re: [APD] sand substrate
Having used black blasting grit with no plant related problems, I'm
sure ordinary sand, as long as it isn't chemically active, and not too
fine grained, would work fine. When I used the grit I did use little
bits of plant stakes as substrate fertilizer under my swords and
crypts, and I had a layer of back yard subsoil clay under it all.
Whether or not that is necessary I don't know, but I doubt it.
On Friday, February 10, 2006, at 03:20 PM, Eli Moss wrote:
> I probably won't act on this information as I'm loathe to wreck my
> setup, but just for the sake of knowledge and curiosity: were I to set
> up a
> sand substrate for my planted aquarium, would I absolutely need to
> have a
> layer of fluorite or some such coarser-grain substrate underneath the
> for roots, or can plants thrive in sand alone? I've always liked the
> of sand, and I imagine it would also simplify planting and maintenance.
> It's also cheap at the going, as well, something like two bucks and
> for fifty pounds of the stuff.
> Eli Moss
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