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    I found the Evolve 4 at my local Petco for $34.98 and couldn't resist!

    I decided to set it up and try my hand at some plants again. I'm thinking of putting a dwarf puffer in here as I've had them before and really enjoy them.

    I purchased sand(I've never used sand before, but I Love the look of it) and a piece of driftwood and set it up:


    I replaced the filter cartridge with a bag of carbon, a big foam pad and put biomax on the right side where the pump is:


    Today I went out and purchased some plants! Purchased an anubias and two java fern. I also started cycling the tank.


    The front right corner looks lonely. I'm not completely satisfied with how the tank looks. Thinking of adding moss or something. Any suggestions? I really want to put in some dwarf hairgrass but I don't know how to plant it with the sand?
    3 Gallon Planted Betta Tank
    4 gallon planted Aqueon Evolve Dwarf Puffer Tank

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    How many gallons is a evolve 4? If you covered the remaining sand with hair grass it would look nice and once it grows out a bit would make a very nice looking shrimp tank. As far as planting I think you would just stick it in like with other plant substrates right? Never used sand or dwarf hair grass so that's just a guess.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    Might need some root tabs for nutrients in the sand, as sand doesn't have nor hold many nutrients. Tank looks off to a great start! HAirgrass would indeed look nice
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
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    Thanks!

    The Evolve 4 is 4 gallons.

    How would I keep the hairgrass from floating up if I put it in the sand? I will get some root tabs :)
    3 Gallon Planted Betta Tank
    4 gallon planted Aqueon Evolve Dwarf Puffer Tank

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    No idea haha didn't think of that possibility. Would the sand be enough to hold the grass in place?
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    I don't think so. I bought the prepackaged hairgrass from Petsmart and tried it and it wouldn't stay. But it was weird and kinda gross, and definitely a waste of 7 bucks.
    3 Gallon Planted Betta Tank
    4 gallon planted Aqueon Evolve Dwarf Puffer Tank

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