substrate

  1. S

    SEEKING ADVICE: New Tank (Fish Suggestions and Setup)

    Hi everyone! 🐟 🐠 Since all of you are very knowledgeable, any and all help is appreciated. The tank is a roughly 43 gallon eurobraced acrylic (48in L X 13in W X 16in H). Planning to upgrade in the future, for larger fish. I have a sump setup, but I need advice on a lighting/heating setup...
  2. KenisFishRoom

    Substrate for African ciclids and what to do for a long trip

    Hello. I’m new to the cichlid world. I’m just wondering what kind of stuff to use on the bottom. I currently use a mix of small rocks and smaller pebbles. Also, what should I do for a 2 week ish... trip?
  3. The-Almighty-Zugs

    Flourite® Dark in a non planted aquarium?

    I am having a custom acrylic 240 gallon (96Lx24Wx24H) made and will be housing a single 12" or 18" Piraya Piranha. I am thinking of using some kind of thick black sand or fine black gravel and found out about Flourite® Dark. https://www.seachem.com/flourite-dark.php It looks natural enough and...
  4. The-Almighty-Zugs

    Black Sand or Gravel?

    I am looking for recommendations on what substrate to use for my new tank. I am having a custom acrylic 240 gallon (96Lx24Wx24H) made and will be housing a single 12" or 18" Piraya Piranha. I am thinking of using some kind of thick black sand or fine black gravel. I don't like the look of large...
  5. The-Almighty-Zugs

    Substrate Recommendations for 240 Gallon Piraya Tank?

    I am looking for recommendations on what substrate to use for my new tank. I am having a custom acrylic 240 gallon (96Lx24Wx24H) made and will be housing a single 12" Piraya Piranha. I am thinking of maybe using a black background but really want a natural look overall. I can't afford those...
  6. kody929

    210G set up advice

    Hey everyone! I’ve got some renewed passion for the hobby and I’m looking to turn my 210g into a planted community tank. Right now I’m looking for advice on the substrate and lighting. Obviously a lot of substrate is required for a 2’x7’ footprint. My thoughts now are Around 9 bags of ADA...
  7. Jexnell

    Black sand

    Trying to find a replacement for Caribsea black sand. It appears they have discontinued it till they can find a new source. So that means I am looking for a replacement.
  8. LBDave

    Seachem Grey Coast Sand

    I'm planning on setting up a second tank for south american fish. Does anybody know anything about this sand substrate? I currently have a tank with oscars, p bass and juruparis. New tank will be similar. In this tank I have a carbiseas sand. Planted tank ph ranges fronm 7.3 - 7.5. Tap...
  9. huntery18

    Substrate change

    hey guys so currently i have a 40 gallon breeder with 4 jack dempseys, a pictus catfish and a pleco (all juvenile) but my bottom currently is tan colored gravel and im switching to black sand, how do you recommend i do this, move out fish then take out my bottom or? keep fish in? i am worried...
  10. huntery18

    How to change substrate with fish

    hey guys so currently i have a 40 gallon breeder with 4 jack dempseys, a pictus catfish and a pleco (all juvenile) but my bottom currently is tan colored gravel and im switching to black sand, how do you recommend i do this, move out fish then take out my bottom or? keep fish in? i am worried...
  11. Iamfish

    No substrate with peacock eel?

    Would no substrate/tile work with a peacock eel if I have 3 structures each with multiple hiding spots or would he still be to stressed if he can't bury? He uses the hiding spots now but still buries for a decent amount of time. If he must bury I will change from gravel to sand but would...
  12. huntery18

    best substrate for jack dempseys

    hey guys so my jack dempseys are not very colorful and someone pointed out that since my gravel is brown it wont have there color pop so i went and picked up some black gravel, but is gravel better or should i go with sand, currently i have a aqueon water changer with a 25 foot hose that i use...
  13. huntery18

    substrate for jack dempseys

    hey guys so my jack dempseys are not very colorful and someone pointed out that since my gravel is brown it wont have there color pop so i went and picked up some black gravel, but is gravel better or should i go with sand, currently i have a aqueon water changer with a 25 foot hose that i use...
  14. J

    Do gars need a substrate?

    Do I need a substrate for my gar tank or can I just leave it bare bottom? Thanks in advance!! - Chris
  15. J

    substrate

    mix white and black substrate pictures.
  16. A

    Best Substrate Color to bring out color contrast in Curupira

    What substrate color best brings out the color contrast (light grey-white top -> middle lateral black bar -> dark bottom color) of the black wolf fish (curupira)? I think a black substrate makes the whole fish black which is what I'm trying to avoid.
  17. PatrickMW36

    Anyone use sand with eco complete for substrate?

    I would Like to have all my substrate be eco complete. The problem is the tank is 240 gal so it would cost a lot. So I'm thinking of using mainly pool filter sand and then sprinkling some EC on top for aesthetics and also using mainly EC in areas that are planted. Just wanted to see if anyone...
  18. N

    Choosing Substrate for my tank

    Hi guys. I want to ask you guys a question. It is been a while since i kept a fish. Now i want to try using a substrate like sand or amazon soil or somethings like that without using real plants. I am using 60cm x 40 cm x 40 cm and using a internal filter ( it is a chinese brand call boyu...
  19. Vikkram

    Suggestions for aquarium substrate

    Dear Monster fishkeepers, Today I have built a 240 gallon aquarium (96 L x 24 H x 24 W) I really need suggestions from you on selecting the substrate. I am not going to have a planted tank. Its just a Freshwater fish aquarium (for silver dollars, tinfoil barbs, blood parrot, Oscars, etc). But I...
  20. Kalashnikov1408

    Where is a good place to order specific gravel/substrate?

    Im looking for something specific I cant seem to find anywhere locally. Im looking tor dark slate colored gravel, pebbles about the size of a pin head or pool filter sand of the same color. Is there a place online I can order this from? Ive seen the color gravel in tanks online but cant find it...
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