I've had the fluorite and tahitian moon sand for a long time now and still haven't added it to the tank because I'm not sure how much fluorite I need to aid the plants, and how much sand I ought to add on top for looks. I don't even know if it will stay divided for long. Maybe I ought to just mix it up. It's going into a hex tank so the bottom isn't all that big. I've never had sand so I'm kind of worried about vacuuming up. I've heard people say they drain into a bucket when vacuuming so they can collect the sand that was washed up and put in back into the tank. I don't know how the heck I'm supposed to separate sand from poop though, lol. And I use a Python that drains into the sink so I don't want to have to go back to buckets :P Anyhow, what's a good amount to layer the fluorite and sand?
I'd like to have this tank pretty heavily planted once I build the lighting system for it. Thanks