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Old 08-15-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
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Gravel V.S sand

I want a 10 gallon and I was wondering what's better , gravel or sand ?
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:44 AM   #2
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Just give me you're guys opinions on gravel and sand
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:12 AM   #3
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Personal preference. I like sand keeps the bottom more clean. And I think it looks better. There is no benefit in either one.
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I had gravel in both my tanks but changed them to sand i definitely prefer how sand looks
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I like sand better too of the two options. However, if there's a remote chance you'd go planted tank, I'd go with eco complete... there's even a fine grade now. It's not gravel and not quite sand either, looks attractive, and plants root well.
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Coarse grain sand. Fine grain shows more mess and is harder to clean. Gravel conceals the mess so you often don't end up cleaning thoroughly enough. Just my (very recent!) experience.
Edited to add: most of my plants are java ferns and anubias, so they are attached to wood, but my crypts are planted in flourite in terracotta pots pushed into the sand. That way I can move them around without damaging them, and they get good soil and root tabs.
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Is sand cheaper than gravel ?
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Is sand cheaper than gravel ?
Yep I use play sand an it's like 3.50 for 50 pounds
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Natural Sand is. Fish store sand is more expensive.
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Okay , I'll get play sand at Home Depot then
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