Corbidorbidoodle Posted September 30, 2022 Share Posted September 30, 2022 (edited) I've been struggling to grow plants that the internet says should grow fine for me. I really prefer the look of sand. I use mostly pool filter sand. I watch a lot of people like MD fish tanks grow great plants in sand. But he uses lots of expensive fortified substrate underneath it. I'm super cheap though, so I never buy that stuff. But, I saw Corey talk about gravel being way better for plants in a video the other day. And finally it clicked where my stuff isn't growing. I thought people said sand was bad cuz of the roots couldn't grow in it. But I think I've realized gravels better cuz the nutrients can find its way to the roots. What are your experiences with internet substrate? Do you guys find your plants grow a lot better and gravel? Is anybody growing great plants in inert sand? I have a few things to go gangbusters on sand, like Val. But a lot of stuff struggles unless there's a root tab right underneath it. Edited September 30, 2022 by Corbidorbidoodle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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