9 Best Planted Tank Substrates (Aqua Soil or Inert)

Layered Substrate in Planted Aquarium.

With freshwater plants craving both light and nourishment, the substrate choice becomes paramount. But before you rush to bury your greenery in the first soil you find, consider this comprehensive guide. From the humble grains of sand to the nutrient-rich aqua soils, each substrate type has its own tale to tell, affecting not only the flora but also the entire ecosystem of your tank.

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