cheap substrate for a 48" tank

mindscape100

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Thanks for the info.
I think I may just add a small amount of gravel just to add a different texture in there. Im thinking of having a sand bed in a small part of the tank (wonder where I got the inspiration for that?? ;) )
So I may have enough with the two bags. I generally dont move the plants too much apart from adding cuttings from the stem plants. I like to let the tank run its own path a little so I shouldn`t disturb the soil too much once everythings in. Ill keep that substrate in as long as I can so I think its time to do my first journal mayby :)
Ive ordered the Arcadia double t5 ballast to add 2more tubes under the hood of my Roma240 so lighting should be high enough!
Thanks for the advice guys
 

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Well its been about a week now and everything is going fine. My vallis are putting out runners Ive clipped the camboda and replanted the stems. Everything is growing brilliantly. I hardly see any of the malysian snails as they`re constantly burrowing in the Akadama. When I replant/move things around a little I get little puffs of dust that appear but other than that I have no complaints about this substrate at all. The missus likes the natural look of it also!

John
 

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