Originally Posted by Marie0718
Hi, i want to add live plants to tank but would like to add a plant substrate to the gravel thats already there, what tyoe or brand do you suggest? I have a 55 gallon tank. Thank you
u won't be disappointed. Remove all the gravel put in a layer of top soil 1 inch thick (just plain organic top soil with no added ferts), then top it with your gravel. This is the cheapest option.
There are many planted substrates on the market these days so u can use any of them. Most people use, ADA, brightwell, Tropica, Eco complete, fluval stratum, flourite.
It's really personal preference as to what look your after.
U don't need a planted substrate to grow low light beginner plants but if u want to go into higher light and pressurised co2
then it's a must.
What plants are u planning on keeping?