How to have a densely planted bare bottom tank - a tutorial

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Wow that really looks amazing and surprisingly easy! I might just do this when I get a bigger tank.
 

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Would planted aquariums like this require some kind of invertebrate to help break down plant & newt waste, like isopods & springtails in bioactive vivariums which are more land based?
 

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Would planted aquariums like this require some kind of invertebrate to help break down plant & newt waste, like isopods & springtails in bioactive vivariums which are more land based?
Water hog lice would be great but the newts would no doubt eat them all
 

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Don't potting mixes normally contain peat which in theory could make the water more acidic?
 

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Yeah, I would love to have plants in my axolotl tank but they tend to eat anything that fits in their mouth so gravel wouldn't work, I might have to try this with sand because I would love some plants in my axololt tank.
 
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