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Sand as Substrate for Corys and Rasboras
Would sand or gravel be best? I heard that sand is easier to clean, etc. and was wondering if that would work well with Harlequins and Corys. The filter I'll be using is a Tetra Whisper filter.
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Originally Posted by Pearl2011 View Post
If you are not using live plants, make sure it's no thicker than 1". If you are putting in plants with large root networks like swords and crypts, up to 2" around them is okay.
Sand is the way to go, for cleaning you just hover over the sand, you do not drive a gravel vaccum into it. Debris should stay on top, instead of working its way down into cracks like in gravel.
Originally Posted by eaturbyfill View Post
Without substrate-rooted plants, keeping the top cleaner won't hurt. And for this, just hover over the sand. I use a Python device and i find that even if I suck up a bit of sand it doesn't go all the way up.
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