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Old 12-28-2016, 01:35 PM   #1
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Best plants in sand substrate

Hey guys and gals. I have a 48 bowfront that is in need of some more plants. Currently all my plants are planted in the floramax part of the substrate but I have a little open area with sand that I'm thinking about giving some life to.

What plants do best in sand?

I really would like to stay away from root tabs because I have loaches and corys that like to dig around in the sand. I'm getting 3 bamboo shrimp next week and I have a good amount of RCS in there now. In the past, I also had problems with root tabs killing off my shrimp. I don't know if that was the root of the problem (pun intended) but I don't want to risk it again.

I dose liquid co2 and run my lights for about 10 hours a day for my swords.
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Try stems then. But your fish may uproot them.

Make sure your Bamboo Shrimp have tall wood or sturdy things to climb on near your filter outflow.
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I have a piece of driftwood. Click image for larger version

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I have a piece of driftwood. Attachment 292390 This is an older picture but it's all I have for now.


Make sure your driftwood is near filter outlet. Bamboo Shrimp feed from the outflow. You can add in tiny food to that current.

If you see bamboo shrimp picking at the substrate that is typically a sign that they are starving

http://www.aquariumcarebasics.com/fr...bamboo-shrimp/
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I ended up getting a baby ghost knife for this tank. I'm gonna add a bamboo shrimp when this guy goes to my big tank
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