05-28-2011, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Assuming your corys are one of the "average" sized species, like the Peppered or the Bronze, a small gravel substrate will work provided it does not have sharp edges. Regular "natural" aquarium gravel is usually OK.
Interesting about the sand. I have two tanks with playsand, and both have a dwarf Cory species in them, they do well over sand. Was it sand or detritus being stirred up?
They are peppered corys. The sand is very soft and sort of powdery..It was ok until I got the corys...I think they must be kicking it up or something..?I have had the corys for a few months now...Not 100% sure if it is detritus or the sand...maybe a little of both? My filter is now messing up on me as well...not sure if it is the sand or just a crappy filter...It is only 5-6 months old.Maybe I should replace the filter and see if it helps first? I am not really sure what to do...
I have 8 tanks..This is the only one I am having this sort of issue with...This tank has been up and running almost a year now...I use the same type of water conditioner and tap water and cleaning routine on my other tanks.The only thing different with my other tanks is the substrate.....I use gravel for my other tanks...
Despite the nasty cloud of my water my betta and my corydoras are acting normal.I dont have a full test kit but my ammonia is usually always at 0 when I check it.