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Old 01-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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Switched from gravel to sand

Super happy with the out come. When I bought the 30 Gallon (the 5 original African Cihlids were in) it came with the ugly blue and purple gravel. Took it out yesterday and did the switcheroo lol.

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
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I love the sand! The blue gravel makes it look a but trashy IMO because you have natural looking ornamints and the sand compliments that, I have a question. I se you have terra cotta pots. To get I'm the way they are, did you cut or just like smack em in a table?
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I love the sand! The blue gravel makes it look a but trashy IMO because you have natural looking ornamints and the sand compliments that, I have a question. I se you have terra cotta pots. To get I'm the way they are, did you cut or just like smack em in a table?
Thanks for the compliments..

About the pots..
Lol I can't tell if your being sarcastic or actually asking how I did it....
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Lol I think he's serious
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:20 AM   #5
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Lol I think he's serious
Lol ok I guess I'll respond...

Well... I just hit em with a hammer... I actually broke one of the pots totally and had to super glue it haahaaha..
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Lol that's totally something I'd do (the glue part)
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Lol haha I just wanted to make sure breaking them wouldn't harm fishes find because if sharp edges!
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Is there any advantage with sand over gravel?
Tank looks cool with it and really nice setup.
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Is there any advantage with sand over gravel?
Tank looks cool with it and really nice setup.
Gravel
More oxygen for the root of the plants
Little easier to clean
Looks cleaner (poop and such sits at the top of sand)
More room for beneficial bacteria to live

Sand
Better for African Cichlids (why I switched)
Easier to clean with a vacuum (just lightly go over the sand to pick up the poop etc.)
Better for shrimp and bottom feeders (food lays on top doesn't hide like in gravel)
Better for live plants and fake plants (holds them down better)

those are just the basic pros and cons..
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Lol haha I just wanted to make sure breaking them wouldn't harm fishes find because if sharp edges!
True.. I was also concerned at first when I broke a smaller pot and put it in my 20 Gallon. And so far (been almost a year) no fish have been harmed by it... And they are always going in and out of it..
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