Martin Posted September 23, 2021 Share Posted September 23, 2021 So... to my wife's horror, I bought a 20 gallon long. 🤣 This time around, I wanted to utilize sand for the aesthetic, however I'm not fond of it as a plant substrate. I've seen some folks recommend zones and barriers to have distinct areas for the sand separated from areas of other substrate (in my case, Fluval Stratum), however I tend to like to pack in plants EVERYWHERE and zoning really doesn't work well with this. I've seen some folks put down a layer of substrate with mesh on top before placing sand, but I will be actually transitioning everything from my established 10-gallon over to the 20 long, so some plant roots are already really long. I know I need to expect there to be a mixing of substrate over time, however do you guys have any good suggestions? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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