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guppyromz 01-03-2012 05:12 AM

Sand and Pebbles. Quick Question.
Is it okay if I put a layer of pebbles at the bottom and after that a layer of white sand? Or should I go all sand all the way.

Thanks. Good day.

Marci99205 01-03-2012 11:52 AM

Wouldn't the sand eventually work it's way below the pebbles?

Byron 01-03-2012 12:41 PM

Yes. Gravity and the normal movement of water through the substrate will cause the smallest particles to be on the bottom and the largest on top. Which is why i never recommend different particle-sized substrates. All sand is best, or all gravel, depending upon the look you are after and of course any needs of the fish (substrate fish in particular).

Also, I would not use white sand. Fish feel less threatened over a darker substrate.

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