Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question.
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question.

Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question.

This is a discussion on Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question. within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Is it okay if I put a layer of pebbles at the bottom and after that a layer of white sand? Or should I ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Black Neon Tetra
Black Neon Tetra
Altum Angelfish
Altum Angelfish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question.
Old 01-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #1
 
Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question.

Is it okay if I put a layer of pebbles at the bottom and after that a layer of white sand? Or should I go all sand all the way.

Thanks. Good day.
guppyromz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
 
Wouldn't the sand eventually work it's way below the pebbles?
Marci99205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Yes. Gravity and the normal movement of water through the substrate will cause the smallest particles to be on the bottom and the largest on top. Which is why i never recommend different particle-sized substrates. All sand is best, or all gravel, depending upon the look you are after and of course any needs of the fish (substrate fish in particular).

Also, I would not use white sand. Fish feel less threatened over a darker substrate.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick question about sand & plants Kim Beginner Planted Aquarium 30 11-02-2008 08:06 AM
Two quick questions bout sand starfish and horseshoe crab aurawolf Coral and Reef Creatures 4 06-23-2008 02:17 AM
Live sand Question how do you mix live sand and unlive sand raymi17 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 02-13-2007 02:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 PM.