Best All Around Substrate For Monte Carlo Low Tech Tank?

Dd1880

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Hi everyone! I was thinking about doing a carpet of Monte Carlo or similar looking carpet plant and was wondering what was the best complete substrate that would last years. I know aquasoil would be the best but would rather not have to change it all out after a year or two. Is there a aquasoil that last longer than that? I was hoping not to dose co2 either. Don’t think I’m ready for that yet haha. Would it even be possible with the substrate I have now? I dose Nilocg thrive 3 times a week and have a Chihiros rgb 60 set at 50% now but am slowly raising it. Thank you for any suggestions and help!

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DesertPupfish

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Here's the best guide I've found on attempting carpeting plants in low tech tanks: https://www.advancedplantedtank.com/carpeting-plants.html
Dennis Wong has great, easy-to-understand info, and there's more specifically on HC Cuba & Monte Carlo, dwarf hairgrass, etc. Will be interested to see if you attempt one of them, and how it goes for you as I've got a 55g low tech myself. And who doesn't want a lush green carpet?
 
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Dd1880

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Here's the best guide I've found on attempting carpeting plants in low tech tanks: https://www.advancedplantedtank.com/carpeting-plants.html
Dennis Wong has great, easy-to-understand info, and there's more specifically on HC Cuba & Monte Carlo, dwarf hairgrass, etc. Will be interested to see if you attempt one of them, and how it goes for you as I've got a 55g low tech myself. And who doesn't want a lush green carpet?
Yeah I’ve been very interested in trying a carpet of HC or MC now! I can’t wait to try. Thank you for the info!