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Old 10-18-2014, 03:46 AM   #1
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Rocks, sand or nothing?

So I currently have sand in my tank and however much I like it... it is driving me insane cuz it traps everything in it. So what are your thoughts on rocks vs. Bare bottom?

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I had exactly the same problem. I thought of the same options. However I asked the owner of my lfs and he recommended a fine gravel. It's larger than sand but when you put the gravel cleaner to it, it isn't all sucked up. I love it. Had it for a year now. I'll show a picture of it. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-18-2014, 06:14 AM   #3
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Nice! A chip off the old block there
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If I had a large community, I'd go with fine gravel or sand depending on my stock. I have Discus therefore it's bb in my DT. Just so much easier to keep track of as they are a very time consuming fish.


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One time I did sand with bricks stacked up for crayfish. The bricks were already cast with holes in them so it was ideal for them.
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You need enough flow to keep particles from settling and a strong enough filter to pick up said suspended particles..

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