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Old 01-22-2014, 06:03 AM   #11
 
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Do you think sand will help to grow plants very fast
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:33 AM   #12
 
easier for the plant roots to anchor themselves into i think

"faster" i think is more nutrient based than if the substrate is sand (course or fine), or even gravel

actually, not something i have looked into, just gone with what seems more natural & inline with nature
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:34 AM   #13
 
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Sand alone will not make the plants grow faster. That is based on nutrients and lighting. The brighter the lights the faster the plants grow as long as the nutrients are there for them to do so.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #14
 
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No it have small stone as substrate. I am preferring some guppies or neon tetra, rest still I did not decided

If it were me (and it's not) I would do the procedures in the link in my signature. Only drain the tank, remove the existing substrate and then reuse the water.

that would prevent mixing up the new substrate in the water column.

FWIW the substrate i use is 1" peat moss, 1" play sand, 1" pro choice select. Each layer filled with water but nothing floating, leveled and the tank cleaned then then next layer added.

And plants added then the tank filled.

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