best substrate for jack dempseys

huntery18

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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 to clean my gravel, i was worried this would suck up the sand. also im not sure which one is ideal for JD thanks.
 

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Also what background is best for making there colors pop, like a black?
 
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Black I think the would be the best color, as for the type, I would say go for tiles if possible, you could also spray paint a piece of cardboard black and slip it under the tank.
 

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Either one is fine, you might suck up a little bit of sand when you do your WC's, there is a technique to it that you will learn, you have to just skim the top. Or you can go with a large enough grain of sand that it can be vacuumed.
Brown or black, the fish don't care, it's up to you
 

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Either one is fine, you might suck up a little bit of sand when you do your WC's, there is a technique to it that you will learn, you have to just skim the top. Or you can go with a large enough grain of sand that it can be vacuumed.
Brown or black, the fish don't care, it's up to you
i just noticed my fish are so dull and i want to have there color really pop so im gonna go black, i like the look of sand but dont want to suck it up during wc
 
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