09-17-2010, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by aaronandjessica86
So we are wanting to go for a different look in our tank. We took out the green/black gravel and are wanting to use sand. I really want to use white sand. I also want to add live plants we well. We have a freshwater tank
Question 1. What is the best sand to get?
Question 2. Will I be able to have live plants in my tank with sand?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Were it me, and Sand was my choice,, I would look at SEACHEM Onyx sand. This is used by a few people with plants. Seachem does say that this has slight buffering capacity and may raise the pH slightly.
White sand will in my expierience cause colors of some fishes to wash out or fade.(they feel more comfortable over dark substrates)
Light color of sand would also show any detritus , waste, much more so than dark colored substrate.
Dark colored fine gravel,or some of the prepared plant substrates would work as well.