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Old 10-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Planning on planting a 5 gallon

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I've had a 20 gallon high and a 5 gallon for about 3 years now. I want to start planting, and I figured I'd try it in the 5G first.
I want to keep it low maintenance, so low light and no CO2. I'm torn between the different kinds of substrates! Can anyone help?
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I love eco complete! Great for plants and holds their roots really nicely. And the coriws love sticking their heads in up to their eyeballs. I highly recommend it, it's so easy to hardscape with also. I tried gravel and I don't like how food falls inbetween the grains. I have yet to try sand
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I agree. ecocomplete is one of the best no fuss substrates. It does a good job and isn't too expensive for smaller tank setups.
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Thanks for your advice! The problem is, I need to take quite a drive to get to the only shop where I can get eco complete. What do you think of using dirt under fine gravel?
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That could totaly work. Use organic soil. Try looking up walstad aquariums, that technique utilizes soil as a substrate. It might be messy though!
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Awesome! Thank you
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Look up the mineralized topsoil method, I like it a lot better than straight potting soil.
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