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Old 09-05-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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Adding gravel for plants

Im looking to add plants to my tank tomorrow and just realized my gravel is only about a half inch deep.. How deep should gravel be for plants like water sprite or java fern? And can I add gravel straight from the bag to my tank? Without taking my fish out?
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About an inch and a half to two inches of substrate should be fine. I'd like to note, java fern does not get planted in the substrate, it should be tied to a rock or driftwood. I'd rinse the gravel in a bucket first, then yes, you can slowly add it to the tank with fish in.
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