I’m thinking of use the fluval shrimp substrate since this is going to be a planted tank. 4.5 inches from to back and 5.8 feet in length. My issue with fluval shrimp substrate is that the pellets break down and it’s messy. I want to have a pro-plant substrate that encourages growth. If I do use the fluval substrate should I cap it with sand or gravel?
Any recommendations for plants I should use?
I’m thinking of having the left and right side having a bushy dense planted jungle but then leave the center kinda barren with some driftwood and rocks.