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post #1 of 2 Old 06-30-2013, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Substrate Depth

Hi everyone.

I plan on planting a carpet of Pygmy Chain Sword (Helanthium Tenellum) in the foreground of my aquarium, but am unsure if my substrate is deep enough. In the foreground I have a 1.5" deep layer of Eco-Complete gravel. Is this deep enough to keep the plant healthy?


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post #2 of 2 Old 06-30-2013, 10:46 AM
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Yes. I even have this species growing in sand that is only 1 inch deep, and about 3/4 of an inch in some places.


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