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Old 12-04-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Gravel or sand?

Whats better to have. Sand or gravel?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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I prefer sand, but I like cories a lot and that's what they prefer.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
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But does sand destroy your filter?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #5
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I like gravel. Sand can be a pain sometimes. It clouds the tank sometimes and has to be rinsed forever to get it clean. Also the fish poop and food stays on top of the sand,it looks bad if you don't constantly clean it. With gravel the poop and leftover food gets hidden in the gravel, then you can just gravel vac once a week and your good to go.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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If you get a higher grain, like pool filter sand, then no. It settles easy and your filter input shouldn't be that close anyways.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:06 PM   #7
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Yea i have gravel but im not sure if sand is better
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I think it's preference, I like fine natural gravel. However I did use a Cichlid sand as a base.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #9
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Ar thatal be good.
Coz i dont wanna destroy my external filter
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #10
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I like gravel. Sand can be a pain sometimes. It clouds the tank sometimes and has to be rinsed forever to get it clean. Also the fish poop and food stays on top of the sand,it looks bad if you don't constantly clean it. With gravel the poop and leftover food gets hidden in the gravel, then you can just gravel vac once a week and your good to go.
x2 I didn't see this post. He's right on the money IMO.
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This is 100% your personal choice. Neither is better. I prefer sand, but there's nothing wrong with gravel if that's what you want. Anyone who says one is better than the other is simply stating an opinion as a fact.
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See I prefer sand, my fish are active diggers and turn the sand over alot so the plants I have in there are constantly getting new fertilizer in the form of food and poop, my tank stays cleaner and I don't get a whole lot of algae trouble, like I did with gravel
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:08 PM   #13
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Ar thatl be cool.
Coz i dont wanna destroy my external filter
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:13 PM   #14
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Thank you.
Are all fish happy with gravel?
Or do somefish prefere sand?
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Some do prefer sand. What kind of fish do you have?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:16 PM   #16
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I have 3 paradise fish
4 american flag fish.
5 platys
3 sucker fish.
2 apple snails
6 or 7 pond snails.
And 5 zebra danios.
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What kind of sucker fish? Most do prefer sand over gravel.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:19 PM   #18
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The yellow one in the last pic is 7 cm long
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