11-20-2009, 08:23 PM
| || | various aquarium plants: gravel or some sort of soil?
I have a couple plants in my tank. 2 Crinum Thaianum, 4 Aponogeton Ulvaceus, 1 grass who's name escapes me, and 1 Nymphaea Lotus . My tank's dimensions are 3 feet long, 1 foot wide, 20 inches tall.
To test the pH I bought a test kit, but instead of buying the normal one i bought a High Range pH test kit that says the pH of my water is 8.2 but that just doens't seem right because our well water is very soft. Anyways, my plants are planted in about 2 inches of rather coarse gravel (I would say 1/4") so I'm wondering if that's enough for them. Also, would they do better if I were to plant them in some sort of soil? My light is an all glass 22", 17W fluorescent tube. My fish in there are in my signature, minus the normal algae eater, he died.