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Old 02-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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65 gallon tank for oscar. Sand vs gravel

Stuck between sand and gravel for my 65 gallon tank. Only fish that will be starting out in it will be my oscar. Any suggestions would be fantastic.
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Personally if you are happy to spend the extra time cleaning I'd go for sand, oscars profuse a lot of waste so if a quick and easy gravel vac is what your after then gravel is your best option
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Bare bottom. That guy is going to make a mess.

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If you are set on a substrate I'd advise either river stones about the length of a fist or fine sand. I agree with Brookster123 on this, bare bottom is probably best.

However, whatever you do I would avoid getting gravel for your Oscar tank. I had a friend that kept an Oscar in a gravel substrate tank. The Oscar accidentally killed itself when it gobbled up a pebble alongside a pellet of feed. They were broken up by it.
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