07-17-2008, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sheena0709
It WAS working out pretty well. But the other day i did a water change and stired up the sand and gravel and now my nitrites and nitrates are off the wall.
It looked really nice. I had the white sand red and blue gravel. But i wanna just start over and stick with one kind.
Really? I thought sand just falls through if you put it with gravel? Do you have more sand then gravel or something? Sounds like an interesting set up, do you have a picture?
You should really be vacuuming your gravel every time you do a water change. You probably sent the nitrites and nitrates off the charts because you have sooo much crap all stuck down there.
But I vote sand, unless your not down for the extra care, and then in that case natural coloured gravel!!!