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Plants On Fertile Substratum

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by osmar, May 7, 2018.

  1. osmar

    osmar New Member

    Oct 2, 2017
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    would it be possible to have plants with only heavy fertilization? using only sand?
  2. Allwissend

    Allwissend Article Editor
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    Jun 20, 2016
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    Hi osmar, yes it certainly is. Many members here including myself have sand only aquariums and have a great variety of plants. My tip is to first make sure the sand is truly inert. Add a lot of sand to a small volume of water and check for TDS increase within 24h and add some acid (like concentrated vinegar) on the sand and see if it fizzles. If it does, or the TDS increases greatly better look for another sand as it is most often not worth the effort.

    For an example of what is possible with only sand :

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