sairving Posted June 16, 2022 Share Posted June 16, 2022 I seem to be having some substrate issues. Back in march I redid the substrate of my planted tank after the great tank catastrophe of 2022. I bought a new bag of brightwell planted substrate and tried to locate pool filter sand. Its a seasonal item around here. Caribsea anything was out of stock too. I bought a bag of Estes Stoney River Sand (the natural uncoated stuff). The grains aren't rounded but almost jagged and flat I've noticed that the plants seem to be having a hard time rooting in the sand. My guess is it's getting compacted. That my crypts have been stunted even though they get plenty of light. Option 1 was to just add another bag of aquasoil but its out of stock everywhere. Probably stuck in a shipping container. Option 2 is to buy a new bag of pool filter sand. My only gripe about the Menards pool filter sand is the color. Its cheap though, $10 for 50 pounds. Option 3 Caribbean Peace River gravel or Sunset gold sand. I'm just not sure how large the grain size is on the sunset gold sand. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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