Not experienced with this but many aquarist use a plant substrate like Eco—Complete. They then plant the plant and cover the rest of the Open soil with a inch or so of sand. You could also use only. Water collumn feeders like java fern or anubius.
Another option if you want to use soil plants than only putting plant gravel around the plants and then lightly covering it to blend it in but have it barely accessible could also work. This option could also work with regular gravel and root tabs.
Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
Hi Delaney. Can you be more specific? There are lots of reasons for cloudy water, such as substrate getting kicked up, water hardness, etc. if you don’t have hard water and it doesn’t settle then I’d do a water change and see if that helps.