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post #1 of 6 Old 03-28-2009, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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The best sand and gravel for fresh water 12-24g

Trying to figure out what is the best sand and gravel to use for a freshwater tank, about a 12-24 g.
For plants. I would like to have a combination of the two but don't plan on growing any plants in the sand.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-29-2009, 01:00 AM
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Eco-Complete.

Enough said.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-29-2009, 02:09 AM
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If you don't like the look of eco-complete, that doesn't have to be your top layer of substrate. It only has to be the under-layer where your plants are going. A lot of people like to have a sand substrate that they put over the eco-complete and it makes it look like there is a full sand substrate. Just make sure to not put the eco-complete next to the sides otherwise guests will not be fooled8)

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What kind of plants? How much light? Depending upon these answers, plain gravel or sand can work.

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What kind of plants? How much light? Depending upon these answers, plain gravel or sand can work.

Very True! Thats how mine are.

My wife rolls her eyes when I talk about getting another tank
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If you don't like the look of eco-complete, that doesn't have to be your top layer of substrate. It only has to be the under-layer where your plants are going. A lot of people like to have a sand substrate that they put over the eco-complete and it makes it look like there is a full sand substrate. Just make sure to not put the eco-complete next to the sides otherwise guests will not be fooled8)
Personally, I don't want the rock at the bottom of my tank to be the highlight, no matter how expensive it is. The fish and plants are the highlight of my hobby.
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