depth of sand for rooted plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by klogue2, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. klogue2

    klogue2 Valued Member Member

    What's a good depth of substrate (in my case aquarium black sand) for rooting plants? I currently have 2-3" varying but that seems like too much.

    Edit: I did read that 2" was good, but I still feel like that's a lot? What do you all recommend?
  2. beginner

    beginner Valued Member Member

    4inches wouldn-t be bad
  3. s

    sambofish Valued Member Member

    I have 2-3 inches of dirt that I capped with 3 inches of sand. It really depends on what type of plants, fish and aqua scrapping you want. My catfish does a lot of digging, so even the 3 inches of sand isn't enough. But it had created a nice look.
  4. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    My 29g has about 3.5" of play sand :) you just have to be careful of gas buildup (added MTS for that problem)

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