Originally Posted by Maridia
Hey all. Almost done setting up my 55 gal
cichlid tank. Just wanted to ask, "what is the best substrate?" Rock? Gravel? Sand? Please tell me pros and cons. Thanks
Pool filter substrate sand is great
Pros: if washed out good, almost no clouding. A lot cheaper than LFS
substrates... Buy it at lowes or Home Depot or such stores..
Cons: doesn't buffer ph, so you have to do it with such chemicals