I agree with duanes here. JD’s have the propensity to wash out/lighten if the substrate is too light. Also, it is my experience that JD’s show much more color in a tank with low/moderate lighting. I’d go with black gravel and low/moderate light.
Nice one cheers for the info
Cheers for the reply that's the biggest tank I can get at the minute and most likely biggest for the next 5 years as we are short on house space now the kids have arrived!If you can upgrade to a bigger aquarium soon I say get the pair of JD's. Most of the time they will be sold to a person who only wants one.
Cheers thanks for the suggestions!
It's in a conservatory so I rarely use the light on the tank thanks for the reply!IF the room that the tank is in is well lit with ambient, you wouldn't even need to turn on the light until the evening hours