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I’m still abit undecided exactly what route I want to go with fish wise but Corys/ catfish will be in there so I’m thinking a sand I want a planted aquarium. Do you need like a sub substrate for plants?

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Sand is certainly the best way to go if cories are intented 🙂 you will just need some root tabs to pop under your sand to feed your substrate plants.
 
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Sand is certainly the best way to go if cories are intented 🙂 you will just need some root tabs to pop under your sand to feed your substrate plants.
Ok cheers i had just sand years ago been seeing these plant substrate but didn’t know if these are worth it? Play sand is good yea?
 

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Ok cheers i had just sand years ago been seeing these plant substrate but didn’t know if these are worth it? Play sand is good yea?
Its all i use 👍 cant beat it for me

15kg from argos £5.50
 

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Only problem with sand is plants may be easy uprooted by fish. I've tried shrimp sand, sand. The substrate I found worked best for me was eco complete black gravel looking stuff kept cory's and they breed a few times. Decided to remove them and gave them to a friend they just dug around too much for my liking. Replaced them with 5 small bristle nosed pleco. I picked up dwarf corys in another tank they are doing good and only get to be an inch long. Had 3 now have 6 in my rasbora tank they seem to be breeding. I just got frustrated with bigger corys moving moss and plants.
 

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