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Old 08-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Gravel or Sand?

Im setting up a new bigger tank and I really like the look of black sand. I know Im looking at a Oil Catfish or 2 and they seem to love sand, but here is: my Question, Plants? Ive read on many many sites that they do not like sand at all. Has anyone had a easy time putting plants in sand and having them grow? Im looking at maybe 2 bags of Plant Based substance, and then finishing out with sand.
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Plants will do good with sand, don't worry about it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:53 AM   #3
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They will do fine with sand but just remember to add some root tabs if you go completely with sand. The reason sand isn't too favored with plants is because sand will compact the roots more than gravel. Plants will grow just fine in sand though, don't worry.
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