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Sand cap for wlastad method planted tank

Postby kirandesai_678 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:34 am

I am in the process of setting up a planted tank with dirt as suggested in the walstad method.. i have got soil (without any fertilizer or manures) at present im mineralizing that soil..
My concern is that which sand should i get for capping .. im having black sand (pic attached) can i use that ... I have read that very fine sand will result in anerobic conditions and with very coarse sand or gravel the dirt will come up.. what size /grade of sand should i prefer.... I have found some pool filter sand dealers who supply sand of various sizes / grade for. Very fine as 0.5 mm to 4-5mm size ... Pls suggedt right size sand for capping..Image

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Re: Sand cap for wlastad method planted tank

Postby SanamMarik » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:47 pm

i guess normal sand is gud enough...i hav exp of one such sandy tank that i kept fr two years...not much of an issue other than uprooting d plants which u will face with any diy substrate when capped with sand or sand gravel or anything similar...
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Re: Sand cap for wlastad method planted tank

Postby KarthikC » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:54 pm

I have used JBL Manado. It is doing a good job holding the dirt in place even with good flow.

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Re: Sand cap for wlastad method planted tank

Postby kirandesai_678 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:43 am

I have setup the tank with this black sand .. hope it does well down the line

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Re: Sand cap for wlastad method planted tank

Postby kirandesai_678 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:44 am

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