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post #11 of 16 Old 05-07-2007, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
Damn you firebelly girrl, I had all but made up my mind and now you've got me thinking again! i'll never get this tank set up...

And Gump, you're right, and to make it worse i knew that that is what i should do, i'm just too impatient. But pay day is just so far away!

Thanks for the advice folks!
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-07-2007, 09:30 AM
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The fish don't care what shade it is, it's completely personal taste. ;)

Is there none of it on Ebay? You can usually get really cheap prices there.
Edit: I've just had a look, but i can't see any on Ebay. Would probably cost a bomb to post anyway.
Sorry, this is now a virtually pointless post.
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post #13 of 16 Old 05-07-2007, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
Thanks anyway Kathyrn, the thought's appreciated!! I'm wavering towards light sand again anyway... it looks really nice with the dark green slate... Maybe with a few bits of darker gravel mixed in...?
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-07-2007, 03:08 PM
Lol im sorry =) But I really cannot get myself to like it!! I just love the look of the light brown sand with green plants and driftwood & other decor and such
But I completely understand how the dark would make them "look better" if they really are reflected off of the substrate, I dont know, maybe its like humans wearing black against white, eh? :D
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-07-2007, 04:20 PM
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I personally would go with the medium to light. As goth as I am, the dark sand would swallow the light, whereas the light would reflect it back, theoretically adding more light to the tank. (and light from all angles and not just the top which would help to bring out the colors better.)
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post #16 of 16 Old 05-07-2007, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
Well, i found a tenner under the bed and went to the LFS to see what i could get. In the end i got a light sand, and it does look nice with the slate, which did not look as dark as i expected it to once the light in the tank was on, so i think it has worked out nicely! Thanks for all your advice folks! I'll just have to wait and see what happens to the colour of the fish.

Oh, when i said that the dark substrate made the fish look better, i did not mean by any light-reflecting way, i'd just been told that the fish will feel safer against a dark background, thus less stress, thus better colour - don't know if it's true or not, just a theory a mate told me!
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