12-31-2007, 02:23 PM
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Reptile sand for substrate?
I am planning to get Kuhliis and I want to get sand. The quesiton is, will reptile sand, stirred by an army of MTS, be safe to use for plants? I really want to be able to leave my anubias rooted where I want to keep it. I know some people think that Anubias roots don't improve growth but I do. Being able to leave the largest Anubias I have in place and not remove it would be a huge bonus as my Nana growth 3 times faster when it can take root and stays put.
I have now: Bacopa caroliniana, Ludwigia, Crypt Lucens, Nana and Afzelli Anubias, H. difformis. Will be getting a bunch of other plants soon.
Also, My LFS keeps telling me that small gravel is fine for Kuhliis but everyone recommends sand. Is it that the Kuhliis prefer it or is it prefered by the keeper? I imagine that the Kuhliis have an easier time getting into and out of sand but would it be safer to use fine gravel as it would allow for circulation and maybe prevent the kuhliis from being killed if they hit a dead spot?