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Old 05-02-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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Does sand collect nutrients?

I'm new to sand and am starting a planted tank. I put the sand in with soil underneath. I keep noticing dark spots in the sand as I do my cleaning the top quarter inch with this soil being two inches down. I know everything sinks, but are these dark spots a collection of nutrients? Will the sand collect nutrients like this rapidly enough for the plants? 29g lit with dual 40's...

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Old 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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Sand and Nutrients

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I'm new to sand and am starting a planted tank. I put the sand in with soil underneath. I keep noticing dark spots in the sand as I do my cleaning the top quarter inch with this soil being two inches down. I know everything sinks, but are these dark spots a collection of nutrients? Will the sand collect nutrients like this rapidly enough for the plants? 29g lit with dual 40's...

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The bottom material doesn't collect nutrients. The decaying plant and fish material will settle to the bottom and eventually dissolve. The nutrients are in the tank water.

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