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Old 05-25-2005, 02:00 AM
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The depth of the substrate is in some respect a function of the types of plants as you note and how they tend to root (horizontal, vertical). You will find that some plants (not necessarily the ones you mention) will send roots all the way down into the LECA layer and below the water line. Others like broms like moist but very well drained soil. I usually aim for 1-2 inches in short vivs (10 gallon and 20 gallon longs) and 2-3 inches in deeper vivs.

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