11-16-2010, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by burnsbabe
Blues, Pearls, or Golds would work great.
I would hesitate to put pearls into that mix as Pearl Gouramis are very passive gouramis. It will prefer to hide rather than stake its own territory.
Rinse the sand in a bucket like burnsbabe said, swish it around and pour out the cloudy water. However, this is something you need to do with all substrates, even the pre-rinsed ones u often need to rinse again.
For sand, you need to remember to turn the substratel or there will be anerobic pockets forming which is bad for your fish.
Another solution is mixing gravel, if you like the look of sand but want the benefits of eco-complete, you can layer them, ecocomplete on the bottom, sand on the top.