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Borachoke 03-28-2009 11:11 PM

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.

Cody 03-29-2009 02:00 AM

Eco-Complete.

Enough said.

MBilyeu 03-29-2009 03:09 AM

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)

Byron 03-29-2009 12:38 PM

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

MBilyeu 03-29-2009 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 183525)
What kind of plants? How much light? Depending upon these answers, plain gravel or sand can work.


Very True! Thats how mine are.

sink74 03-30-2009 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MBilyeu (Post 183442)
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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