04-29-2010, 10:53 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
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| | Re: DIY plant substrate
depending on the type of tank, you can use a variety of common topsoils, (or plain/no additives kitty litter) capped with standard gravel, pool filter sand, etc.
also check the Substrates forum.... (and the sticky's there too)
there are LOTS of ways to make/obtain inexpensive substrates for your planted tank.