Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-12-2006, 09:11 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 497
10gal Substrate Depth

I was looking at my small 10gal and realised that substrate really isnt deep enough. I poured it from a leftover bag I had a long time ago and ever since theres only been a small catfish and some snails in there. The tank is cycled for sure and I was just curious if I could remove the fish and snails, place them in a bucket and simply pour some more gravel ontop of the current substrae. The subrate is large rounded pebbles only about 1 inche deep in some spots. I was thinking about pouring some finer gravel on top of that, maybe another 2 inches. Would this be alright? And if so what gravel do you recommend, the only fish going in there will probably be a Betta or some Neons.
__________________

__________________
richiestang_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TomK2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Posts: 2,085
I think that you can do this. Adding gravel really can cloud up the water. I found Estes gravel to be the cleanest gravel out there. But if you are careful, I bet most of the cloudiness will settle down in a few hours. After rinsing, I guess I would put the new gravel in a cup or bowl, slowly let the bowl fill with tank water, carefuly lower the bowl to the tank bottom, then slowly empty the grave onto the bottom. All this would be to minimize the junk that would get stirred up into the water.
__________________

__________________
TomK2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 11:51 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 497
Alright Ill try that. I was thinking of getting some kind of dark substrate as the current are tans and white pebbles. Do you think a small 5 or 10 pound bag would be suficient?
__________________
richiestang_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TomK2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Posts: 2,085
when planning gravel purchase, I usually figure about 1 to 2 pounds per gallon. Thus, 5 to 10 pounds more for your 10 gal seems about right.
__________________
TomK2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2006, 12:50 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
severum mama's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 10,297
I use the Estes gravel in my 20 gallon and 55 gallon. I agree with TomK2 that it's the least dusty and easiest to add. I also had the larger sized pebbles in my 55 gallon, and I took some of them out to mix with the smaller gravel. I didn't have any problems. The color looks natural too. You should be cool with a 5 pound bag.
severum mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
10 gallon, substrate, substrate depth

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
appropriate substrate depth lmetcalf Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 12 09-10-2009 10:08 PM
substrate depth for apisto's justrelax Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 08-12-2006 07:35 PM
Substrate depth in your tank, and why. LAGlocker Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 11-28-2005 03:16 PM
Best substrate/sand & depth for nano? Florida8 Nano Reefs 3 02-03-2005 10:17 AM
depth of substrate JohnnyOneBeat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 10-05-2003 03:33 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.