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Oh yeah I know that some plants are water column feeders like Java fern and Anubias, but I was thinking of adding root feeders like ludwigia and nymphaea.. I hope they can be added to sand with root tabs?I'm still pretty new. But I have live plants. I made sure that the spots/ side where my plants are the sand is a bit deeper. I did had a couple rock pepples put right at the stem for them to stay down. It's actually looks very pretty. I only have a 5 gal. And the plants are only small to medium. If you have large ones, you might need more rocks.
I also used tabs at the beginning and my java fern grows well. But I read that most plants take nutritions from the water more then from the ground and don't nesessarly need fertilizer.
My anubias grows very well on the driftwood. If you worry about plants not holding in the sand, tie them to driftwood. It also helps cleaning the tank as you can always take it out or move it.
Oh thanks! But like I said in the first post, I can't buy any of these brands. None of them are found here so I just wanna know what's so special about this kinda sand so I can get something like it?Black diamond Blasting Sand. $8.00 for a 50 pound bag at Tractor Supply Co. I have it in several planted aquariums. I can post photos if you like. You will want med-coarse grit that will not get into the filtration system. Also a pre filter sponge is a good idea. I use 10x the water column in GPH.
OH MY GOSH your tanks look AMAZING!!Where do you live? Blasting sand is available in any country that they sand blast in. There are different types. The type most of us use is crushed coal slag.
I grow a wide variety of plants.
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