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aurora25 01-28-2012 11:58 PM

Help! Pebbles and Sand in One!
 
So I wonder if I can layer pebbles and sand together.. the bottom layer is pebbles and on top of it is sand.. and I know that you're thinking that the smaller size sand particles may fall down beneath the pebbles while the large ones remain on top. But, what if I add more sand that it fills the bottom with smaller sand and on top is a balanced size sand particles.. will that be okay?

and also, I wonder if my plan succeed. Can I plant my plants between the layers? I currently have java ferns only.

ReefTrooper 01-29-2012 01:52 AM

i was also thinking the same thing about the sand in the gravel im going to try it tomorrow so ill let u know.

java ferns cannot be planted in gravel ,they need to be tied to bogwood or stone etc.If they are planted in gravel the roots start to rot.

guppyromz 01-29-2012 05:11 AM

I have tried it and it works.. The sand just fills all the gap between.

Byron 01-29-2012 12:59 PM

If the look you want is sand on top, then why use pebbles at all? You will need more sand, and have a deeper substrate than necessary. Which can cause issues.

AbbeysDad 01-29-2012 03:42 PM

I added sand to a [fine] gravel substrate and it has been just fine.


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