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sand or gravel for fresh 50g tank???
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hubie605
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PostPosted: 2004.12.14(Tue)22:35    Post subject: sand or gravel for fresh 50g tank??? Reply with quote

was wondering if the more educated fish keepers can enlighten me on which is better, sand or gravel. need pros and cons.
thanks much
hubie
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PostPosted: 2004.12.15(Wed)2:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would mainly be preference. if you like sand go with it but if you like gravel thats OK too. some species of fish prefer sand so they can borrow. it really depends on your setup. some substrates can also influence your pH levels. also are you talking about a freshwater tank b/c this is the saltwater part of the board.

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PostPosted: 2005.02.21(Mon)14:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

what type of filtration system are you using. If it will be a reef tank and you are going with a more natural system. You definately want to go with pure agronite sand. If it will be fish only sand or gravel will do.
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