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How to Plant in Sand Aquariums

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November 11 2017

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SHOW SOME LOVE: Stop aquarium plants floating away Planting in sand substrate can be challenging but a bit of thought can really prevent or even stop aquarium plants floating away. Sand is very fine and is not the best for plants to root into and will not usually hold new plants in place, especially when the current is strong. Another issue many people find when planting in a sand aquarium is that fish really love to burrow and dig into it, usually disturbing the plants. Which plants? The best plants for planting in sand substrate are ones which have large root systems, thick stems, require few nutrients through their roots and grow relatively quickly .Examples of good plants for sandy aquariums are Echinodorus (amazon sword) and Cryptocoryne species. Other plants that have smaller root systems can be easily dislodged by water movement or by aquarium fish. Top tips to planting in sand substrate Adding a layer of gravel or planting substrate below your main layer of sand can help to give you a place to insert your plants and allow them a larger or denser substrate to root into, this will also provide them with much needed nutrients through their roots; beware though, burrowing fish will disturb this layer. ================================================ If you enjoy my videos please like / favorite them and SUBSCRIBE to my channel. There are more to come full of useful tips and tricks for new and experienced fishkeepers. SUPPORT ME ON PATREON: Facebook: Twitter: ================================================

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