1. Falconwithaboxon

    Sand vs Gravel

    Hello guys, I'm getting a new tank(45 gallon) and I just had quick questions. I planned on doing sand because I read that it is better for angelfish and cories. Is that true? Is sand harder to take care of than gravel? Would a mix be good(like half sand half gravel)? Any other advice that I did...
  2. Meg0000

    Adding substrate?

    Hi, I hope everyone is having a great day! I would like to know if it's safe to add more gravel on the gravel that is already in my tank or will this disturb the bacteria or something?
  3. Circus

    Corydora Substrate

    I have 4 Pepper Corydoras in my unheated 29 gallon tank (temperature stays around 72°F). I plan on adding 2 more so they are more comfortable together. Before that though, I had a question about substrate. I have a planted tank gravel in there now with leaf litter covering most of the bottom...
  4. GuppyFanaticxd

    Thinking of going from artificial decorations to live plants. How can I make this less stressful for fish?

    Hi again. I've had a 10 gallon tank for over a year but I'm starting to think of switching from artificial to live plants. How can I make it less stressful, since it could be a drastic change in aquarium? I can also provide tank parameters if needed, and any advice is appreciated. :) EDIT...
  5. T

    Can I just plop live plants into my gravel aquarium?

    Hi, I am re-doing my 55 gallon freshwater tank. I want to make it more "river looking" and more realistic this time. I have a gravel substrate and was thinking about adding some live plants. Can I just add them in? Are there only specific types I can add? Or do I need a different...
  6. Barry Tetra

    Substrate and Blackwater setup questions

    Hi everyone, here’s the questions; 1. Is there anyway to move substrate from gravel to sand without moving any fishes? (Discus tank) 2. does play sand increase pH level? is this dangerous to discus and angel? 3. I always wanted to do Blackwater tank (inspired by @seangee post “back to black”)...
  7. Barry Tetra

    How many kg of gravel for 50 gal tank

    Can anyone tell me. @essjay
  8. Aynia

    Planted Tank Advice?

    So as we're dealing with our 38gal, we're looking to get a second tank, possibly 65gal. We're kind of tired of gravel and want to switch to a planted tank with a sandy bottom. Right now the only plants we have in the 38gal gravel tank is two anubias plants and some moss balls. Other than that we...
  9. S

    Gravel substrate? Required and if so how much?

    Hi all, Although I've been keeping tropical fish for a number of years (with varying degrees of success!), I have a question that I've never asked for help with and I realise that I don't really understand this topic so would appreciate any advice, answers, opinions and such. I have a 45l tank...
  10. T

    Cleaning problem with water quantity

    Hello, I am reasonably new to the hobby and have a reasonably small around 30-40 litre tank and have a Syphon tube for cleaning gravel however, I get half way through cleaning and the water gets really low in the tankand I have to fill another bucket of water, dechlorinate, put it back in and...
  11. J

    Advise please in regards of stock to the tank and plants etc

    Afternoon all, Was wondering if I could maybe get some suggestions in regards picking some beautiful fish for my tank please. My tank is 100L (l)76cmx(w)35cmx(H), currently I have a rainbow shark, x5 tetras & one mollie- will be getting some more mollies soon. Was wondering what other...
  12. L

    Aquascape soil

    Hi, I need some advice on my aquascape substrate. What I want is for there to be gravel in the back and mostly sand in the front. The sand being for my horsehead loaches and cories. Very heavily planted with roots and some rocks. Med-tech. I bought some floredepot, but it's only enough for...
  13. SpiritedDevil

    Water color?

    Hey Guys, So i recently tried the idea of doing half sand half gravel tank. Its a 55 gallon tank. I did this for the purpose of my corys. But the thing is now my water is becoming a light green color. Dont get me wrong the front view is amazing. But if you look at the water from the side of the...
  14. Sege


    Hi :-) I am still new to the fish keeping hobby and I had a couple questions about duckweed. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :-) 1) What are the benefits of having duckweed in an aquarium? I have a 10 gallon tank that is filtered by a TopFin 10 and heated by a...
  15. jasiep89

    how many bags of gravel to make a 3" substrate for fluval roma 240

    Hi i am buying a fluval roma 240 aquarium does anybody know roughly how many bags of gravel it will take to make a 3 inch deep substrate its the first time i will have owned a 4 foot aquarium always had 2 foot largest being a juwel rio 125 which was 31 inches
  16. Cameronb_01

    Fuzzy Algae Identification And Treatment

    Hi Guys,   The stuff attached in the picture has been growing in my planted discus tank. What is it? And how do I treat it?   Best wishes,   Cameron
  17. cooledwhip

    How Can I Change My Water And Clean My Gravel?

    Hey all I have some questions about cleaning my tank. I have a heavily planted tank with some S repens and lots of other plants. I change my water and I just can't vacuum my substrate. (seachem flourite).   I can see all the specs of brown crap in there, and especially on the glass of the tank...
  18. S

    Few Filteration Questions

    I have a 55 Gal Breeder WIDE tank that I want to make into a crayfish dedicated tank. Looking to get some Electric Blues to Breed hopefully (if you have any sites that sell that and would like to recommend please do). My tank is ment to house animals like snakes and lizards but I am pretty sure...
  19. driger8642

    Changed To Sand From Gravel, A Few Urgent Questions...

    So, I just changed to sand from gravel and I must say, my corys seem to love it..   *I just added the sand 1 day ago* *I rinsed out the sand twice before adding it in the tank*   - The sand seem to have two layers in it.... the bottom one seems dark black with no air pockets while top one is...
  20. benthyer

    My First Tank

    Don't let the title mislead you, it is my first tank but I have been running it now for just over a year   I have considered putting up images of my tank for a long time now but never thought of it being good enough as I see so many awesome tanks on here, but I figured I could show you where I...