Originally Posted by ForZiE
Is there any advantage with sand over gravel?
Tank looks cool with it and really nice setup.
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
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..