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Hi Wade, In one of my plant tanks I have a similar problem,
but it is only sand that gets sucked up in my tank. When I
set the tank up I recycled some old gravel and of course
did not have as much as I would have wanted, and because of
this I get sand on top when i disturb anything. I solve the
problem buy using a fork to to rake the substrate. Since
large objects rise to the surface, the gravel floats back up
and the sand falls down. Maybe this could help in your
> We bought a couple bags of this to try, since it's only about $10/bag
> here in Hawaii. Put it in a 90 gal., covered with about an inch of #3
> gravel. The grain size is about the size of beach sand (not the really
> fine stuff that gets airborne when it's windy), and there is a variety
> of grain colors (beige, tan, brown). Although the grains all
> immediately sank, they seem to be mixing in with the gravel and some of
> it inevitably gets siphoned out whenever we vacuum.
> The tank is still unfinished, no lights yet except for room light. We
> have a few anubias, java fern, java moss, a random assortment of fish,
> driftwood, and a Fluval Internal 3 filter in it. No substrate
> fertilizers and just a little Seachem Flourish whenever we remember.
> Although it's hard to say how it would help or hurt a finished planted
> tank, the plants and fish we have in there are all doing fine and have
> been in there for maybe 5 months now.
> We personally wouldn't use it again because of how its coming up to the
> surface of the substrate, but it may not bother you.
> BTW, it's sold as a soil for pond lilies rather than aquariums.
> Wade Shimoda