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Tropica Substrate

Jase

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SteveUK said:
Plenty of capping helps. I took advantage too, and bought a small bag :)

Yes for sure, but I have a minimum of 50mm at the front. If you look at the sides you can see the substrate 'creeping' up between the gravel. Not attractive... Good stuff though, if you can contain it



Edit: Split off from this topic: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=6144

Cheers, Steve.
 

Dave Spencer

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Re: Bargain Tropica

Jase said:
Yes for sure, but I have a minimum of 50mm at the front. If you look at the sides you can see the substrate 'creeping' up between the gravel. Not attractive... Good stuff though, if you can contain it

EDIT: Sorry for thread semi-hijack :oops:

I have never used a substrarte that needed capping, but if I did I would make sure that only the top layer was visible from the front and sides, to keep things looking tidy. When you lay the Tropica down, keep it four or five inches away from the sides.

Dave.

EDIT: What you could do is force a piece of plastic card down the front of the substrate, angle it back a little and pour the top substrate down the front.
 

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