Substrate Containment

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by Peter F, 19 May 2009.

  1. Peter F

    Peter F Member

    I am looking for advice on substrate containment. I wish to plant in dedicated areas of the tank and wonder how this is best done. I have been told nylons/stockings can be filled and placed accordingly and then covered with gravel and planted above, has anyone tried this method?
    My substrate is Red Sea Flora Base.

    Kindest Regards: Peter
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

    Leamington Spa, UK.
    I've heard of the stocking method before, too but not tried it. Is this a new scape, from scratch or an existing one you're wanting to change?

    I'd suggest dividing the substrate using something like card/plastic and add both substrates. Carefully remove the card and as long as they are similar levels, they should stay put. Take a look at the picture thread for George's TGM day. He used a length of card to do this (some pics on the thread).
  3. Peter F

    Peter F Member


    Thanks for the advice. This is a new build so I am seeking information before I start.

    Regards: Peter

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