Substrate suggestion please - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 01-12-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
Cool Substrate suggestion please

Im currently using standard gravel but I wish to raise my pH (currently about 6.5) because I have malaysian trumpet snails in the tank. What kind of substrate do you suggest? I was thinking crushed coral maybe? I would like something fine but not to fine to where it gets sucked up in the gravel vac. Thanks a bunch :)


ps... should I even worry about pH by adding substrate?

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 01-12-2009, 04:17 PM
Member
 
Aragonite sand should work. You can't do CC because you have the MTS, and the whole reason of having MTS is for the snails to burrow around in sand to prevent dead spots.
Cody is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 01-29-2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
im sure the snails can live withought sand. I just put the snails in to make the tank look more interesting and eat some dead material in the tank. I just want somethin the will raise my pH withought the use of chemicals

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 01-29-2009, 05:10 PM
New Member
 
dagizmo19's Avatar
 
This stuff is great (so I hear):

Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate

Also comes in sand as well. I have heard alot of good things about this stuff raising the PH pretty easily to 8.2 or so.
dagizmo19 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 01-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Member
 
put the crushed coral in your filter instead. thats what most people do anyways. get a filter friendly pouch.
flight50 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 01-30-2009, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Cool

i decided to go with a peice of limestone. Im going to crush the limestone and place it in the filter. Thanks a bunch everyone

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome