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    Dirted tank

    I have tried many types of substright but i have never been happy
    with most of them you can grow plants in sand
    but not really will i did not care for eco complete as the price is very high still did not see really good growth .

    This will be my frist dirted tank 30 gallon
    soil on bottom a layer of nylon mesh material then pool filter sand
    i hope it works been done for few days now it is easy to move sand around with out disturbing
    Soil so now i wate to see if it will actualy grow better .

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    Good luck Carmelita. I'd love to hear some updates as it going.

    FWIW, the best combination I have used so far, to great success, has been a small layer of 1/2 to 3/4" of Fluorite Onyx Sand, and then a good layer of 1 to 2 inches of Fluorite Black. Nothing else. And it's good (so they say) for the life of the aquarium. Specifically, I like the Fluorite Black versus the Fluorite Black Sand, the black is more like a finely crushed gravel whereas the sand is pretty firm once it settles. But between that substrate combination and good lighting (I find the Finnex 24/7 Planted+ Series to be exceptional in this regard), I've managed to get anything and everything to grow.

    Looking forward to hearing your updates.
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    I did do a tank with fluorite at one time it was pretty good but I had the fine sand may still have some somewhere. .
    so far everything is good in tank plants are looking fine .hopeing to see some new growth .

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    That's great. I love planted tanks. Of course, I am biased. Heck, I can kick back with a glass of wine in tghe evenings and just watch the plants flow back and forth with the current. It's quite relaxing.

    What plants are you growing?

    One of the most rewarding plants I've ever used was actually a fluke. I mistyped it on an order form one day. It's the Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'. I dediced to put one of the pots into my son's tank. It has this beautiful dark green color on the lower leaves than gets this tan to deep red color on the upper leaves/new growth. It's breached the top of the water line several times now in the past couple of months, and i just trim it off and replant the tops to make it even fuller.

    Between that plant and the staurogyne repens, I can't see me doing any more tanks without either of them.
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    Good information about the plants my led light is just a fluval plant
    Light . I tried aqua soil on my discus i did not care for it .thinking of florite or moon sand in furture

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    I had a couple of sorted tanks before. They were awesome.

    Use mineralized soil, and I like to add clay.

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