Hi all..i was toying with the idea of swapping out my amazon looking gravel in my 75 gal for some white sand or regular tan color sand.
If i can use sand in my freshwater tank is it ok for african cichlid type of fish..right now i only have a old red belly piranha and catfish.???
Does it get into the filters and cause damage to impellers or clog up the filter pads fast..I have a dual emperor and magnum 350 filter.???
Also what are the pros and cons with using sand..ive always used gravel and dont really know the proper care for sand..is it pretty much care free???
Does sand only buffer out water or change ph or would i have to mix broken up shell gravel with the sand to get a buffer for the water??
Sorry for all the questions just trying to learn as much as possible before i make the switch and i dont want to regret it.