[Q] What to mix in my substrate?
On the topic of substrates, as has been a popular thread on the list this
I currently have a 55g with a substrate mixture of a 1/4" coating of
spread over that, and about 30 pounds of sand over the top of it all. My
is this: Is this sand going to hold pockets of water, generating lots of
nifty rot and
degeneration, i.e. ammonia? I am thinking on just laying down
vermiculite, peat and
some river-gravel (I am going for the 'natural' look :^) ) - would this be
a valid substrate
for my plants?
The tanks inhabitors are:
1 7" Elephant nose
7 tiger barbs
2 upside down cats
? those blue colored (trumpet?) snails...
I have a bunch of java fern, some alluminum plants (I know they are
I bought them about a year ago, before knowing anything about plants, and
pretty much thrived in my tank!) a couple of swords and lots of java moss
Can anyone give me a good idea as to what to put under this all? I would
like to hear suggestions on substrate content.