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Old 06-26-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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substrate or no substrate

Hi. I've kept fish for around 15 years so have expierience in them. My Current tank at the moment is a 4ft , 160 ltr which is a community tank. At the moment I am thinkin of a remodel. I like having live plants but they just don't seem to last. I was thinking of stripping the tank, removing the gravel and putting a substrate in.Any ideas on good substrate and do anyone else have problems with plants in a graveled tank ?
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I have lots of plants in gravel....What type of plants were they are what was your set-up?
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What were your plants, your fertilizing regimen, and lighting levels? Plants generally don't flat out die just because of the substrate, I would guess that you have inadequate lighting or fertilization. Plants do prefer more nutrient-rich substrates than gravel, however putting them in gravel shouldn't really kill them.
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