Gravel advice sought.
I'm just starting to set up my first big planted tank (60 gallon acrylic),
and I need some help with gravel.
Most likely I'll be getting my gravel in bulk from a local landscaping
outfit (since getting enough gravel from a pet shop to make a five inch bed
would cost me a mint!), and basically am wondering what I should look for,
and what to avoid.
My big considerations are that I need a rounded gravel (to help minimize
scratches, and for the sake of my bottom-feeding fish), which won't
drastically change my water's pH (I keep it at 7.4). Would run-of-the-mill
rocks and pebbles be fine? What about sand? Any other recommendations?
FWIW, I'm not using a UGF, and I'm not going to go nuts with the whole
substrate thing (not yet, anyway)...the best I'll do is C02 injection and
Thanks for any help!
benson at sd_znet.com