Originally Posted by Fishguy1111
Which is better, gravel or sand? I don't know much about maintenance for sand.
Tough question. Reason I say tough is because most of it is preference. Then there's what fish you keep. I have cichlids (Africans) and I had gravel and they like to dig. There much happier with the sand and so am I.
The gravel will hold ALOT more debris and such where as sand it will tend to stay on top and then just run your suction hose lightly over the sand about an inch or so above it. Works like a charm.
So... For me? It's sand hands down.