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    Hey all,
    Is it possible to use normal soil form the garden underneath the gravel so as to sustain a healthy and thriving plant population. If so, would i boil it or would that take out the nutrients.
    The gravel that i would like to use on top of the soil is about 2 mm in diameter and is not very sharp\
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    It's possible if it's artificial fertizilier and pesticide free. I would advice you to use a very thin layer.

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    thanks, what about buying some from a gardening shop that has no additives

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    Just beware - the soil sometimes has an off smell and creates mud really easy even when capped. I would suggest some ada or flourite.

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    I've heard miracle stories about using earth as a substrate, but You need to be careful and diligent with the type of earth and its placement or else you might get a messy algae infested tank. Aquascaping will also be pretty challenging because of all the silt that is stirred up.

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    Check out Dustin's fish tanks on YouTube !! Very informative!

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