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<p>This Wednesday Pro Tip comes to us courtesy of Giuseppe! It’s using pumice as a base layer in your substrate and it makes a lot of sense.</p>

 

<p>If your aquascape calls for a thick substrate and you’re wallet is starting to hurt because it’s going to cost a lot to use 100% expensive substrate, think about using a base layer of pumice to build it up. Then cover this layer with the substrate of choice.</p>

 

<p>This is a great idea because:

1. Saving money because it’s <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IIUCZH0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IIUCZH0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=aquaticplan06-20&amp;linkId=GKDU5QNP7GN5JYCZ">cheap and easy to get</a>.

2. It creates a great environment for the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substrate_(aquarium)">microbes that are necessary in the substrate</a></p>

 

<p>It doesn’t have to be pumice. You can also use <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F4NAHXS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00F4NAHXS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=aquaticplan06-20&amp;linkId=RMKW2VC2LSPJJS25">ceramic rings</a> like the ones you put in filters. Really almost anything that’s inert will work.</p>

 

<p>Thanks, Guiseppe!</p>

 

<p>If you have a tip that you want to share with your fellow hobbyists, pay it forward and send it to us at <a href="mailto:feedback@scapefu.com">feedback@scapefu.com</a>. We’ll share it with the world!</p>

 

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Category:Aquarium -- posted at: 12:02am CEST

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