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> Maybe somebody use sand in aquarium like ground? what remarks would
I like coarse aquarium gravel as a substrate (about 1-2mm grain size). For
planted tanks (all but my smallest tanks), I also like Flourite or Profile
APS to encourage the plant growth.
Finer sand tends to compact and get stinky, with time. If you add
Malaysian Trumpet Snails, to stir it, they will eat all the fish eggs,
IME. Coarser gravel is easier to vacuum and get clean.
PS. Caution: Some beach and other gravel can contain bits of limestone,
marble and/or shell. In soft, acid tanks, that can quickly raise the
hardness and alkalinity, making low pH hard to maintain. Treating it,
first, with pool acid can slow that process way down, but is very
dangerous. Avoid burns and fumes as HCl (aka Muriatic Acid) is quite nasty
stuff. Rinse way more than you think is adequate, too. Soak and recheck pH.
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