substrate

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. AG458

    Siphoning sand?

    I really enjoy the white sand substrate I chose for my tank. However, my juvenile peacock bass is a very voracious eater with eyes bigger than his stomach. As a result, there is a lot of waste on the substrate, which really contrasts the white sand. I know too much waste is also not good for his...
  4. jmf

    Aragonite and Seachem Flourite with peppered corydoras?

    Hi Is Aragonite, Seachem Flourite black, and Flourite black-sand ok for corys? Or is one or all to sharp for them? Thanks
  5. xDestro

    Eliminating need to gravel vac?

    Iv heard cory from aquarium co op talk about eartheaters and some catfish such as giraffe catfish eliminating the need to gravel vac and the fish do it for you by sifting through the substrate... is this true? Reason I ask is because if I get a bigger tank I would like to add a group of...
  6. xDestro

    Getting gulpers! Few tank questions

    I had to pull the trigger and order 2 gulpers from my LFS before the tank was %100 setup. I couldn't let them get away again. The tank. •the 55 gallon tank has been up and running for around 8 months now, originally on a canister and a sponge filter but canister **** out and now it's on 2...
  7. xDestro

    Natural substrate sand

    I'm looking for a natural looking kinda multicolored sand. Steenfott aquatics uses basically what I'm looking for in this vid at around 1 min in, But unfortunately that's not available where I am so online would be my best bet. Links would be appreciated :)
  8. xDestro

    First planted plans *gonna need major help*

    So iv decided I want to do a aquascape on my 55 completely changing it, I really like the simple look of a carpet and dragon stone. My question is what plant is best for this? I need something that is basically beginner friendly since this will be my first live plants in a tank. Also I can't...
  9. H

    Sump size?

    Hello fellow fish keepers I am making a 130 Gallon tank dimensions are Length 66 inch, height 24 inch, width 20 inch. ( I know the dimensions are odd but that's the space I have and I want a tank there) And I plan on keeping 10-12 discus in there with a few other smaller fish But my...
  10. xDestro

    Re-scaping a tank?

    What the best way to redo the decor in your tank with minimum fish and bacteria loss? Is it best to put fish in bucket? Or lower water enough to do what you wanna do? I have a pretty heavily stocked 55g and I want to change the gravel to a course sand which will help my corys and loaches but...
  11. xDestro

    Very course sand

    I want to go with a sandy bottom look in my 75 but don't sand that's very fine, any suggestions? Black would be my preferd color but it doesn't matter to much.
  12. Jakec96

    Salt water substrate in African cichlid aquarium

    I recently bought a used 55 gallon from someone that I want to use as a grow out tank for mbuna African cichlids. The tank was previously a salt water aquarium. I was wondering if I could use the sand that it came with in an African cichlid setup or do i have to buy a new substrate. I'm not sure...
  13. P

    Anyone ever used this??

    Has anyone ever used HTH Pool Filter Sand? How'd it work? Any problems?
  14. Hendre

    Bunch of jack dempsey questions

    as the title suggests i have a few questions about jack dempseys. here we go. 1- is a 65 gal suibtable for a pair? 2-is a boyu fef 230 suitable for a single/ pair dempsey?if not is there a suitable budget filter? 3-best food for dempseys 4-can a dempsey tank be planted? 5- any tips for these...
  15. Lil g

    Substrate issues in dirted tank

    Ok so I have a densely planted aquarium in my 36g bow front that has been running for about 2 weeks... Co2 running in the tank with a odyysea t5 light fixture. I dirted my tank with miracle gro organic potting mix and capped it with all purpose sand I bought from home Depot. I'm starting to...
  16. Hendre

    African Biotope tank - general help needed (plants, filter and fish)

    Good afternoon ladies and gents of MFK In a month I will be setting up my first large tank (250L 4ft long) and need a few tidbits of help.:confused: I plan on building my tank around a few small, flat stones and medium pieces of driftwood at the back to leave plenty of swim space and rear...
  17. Hendre

    African Biotope tank - general help needed (plants, filter and fish)

    Good afternoon ladies and gents of MFK In a month I will be setting up my first large tank (250L 4ft long) and need a few tidbits of help.:confused: I plan on building my tank around a few small, flat stones and medium pieces of driftwood at the back to leave plenty of swim space and rear...
  18. Lil g

    Still no answers.

    Can someone please help me identify What this is in my tank... I have been trying to figure out if I missed the egg laying process for my jack dempseys and still am left with no answers.. But there is is this almost gel looking stuff in areas of my tank especially in there nest they dug, which...
  19. viper0397

    Relavance of substrate.

    My question is to have substrate or not? I have seen so many pictures of either or. Pro's and Con's of both would be much appreciated. I personally have one of each. The one with substrate has just enough to slightly cover the bottom. My rays bunch it up and make it useful for them...
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