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    Sand over gravel

    Anyone have sand over their gravel? Curious if this is not a good option or what have ya. I just added the sand to the main tank in a major restructuring and I kind of like the way the mix looks. I stired it slightly where there where a few pebbles showing through. My original plan was to eventually pull the gravel out but now I'm not sure. If this will build up bad gases then I will pull it.

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    I have sand underneath my gravel in my FW tank...gives a nice structure underneath for the plants to take root in...

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    As time goes on, all the sand will establish underneath the gravel IMO.



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    The opposite would work, but sand will eventually seep through.
    20 gallon long planted
    My carnivorous plants

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    I agree. Not sure why you would want sand on top of the gravel anyway. The other way around would work better.



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    sand over gravel will lead to sand under gravel pretty quickly.



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