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Imagitarium Strawberry Red Aquatic Substrate forms dreamy landscaped fields for your fresh or saltwater fish. This bold, eye-catching aquarium gravel helps accentuate green plants or the whimsical decor dressing your tank.
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Either way, I figured there was no need to clean the gravel, especially with a vacuum cleaner. Of course, I was about 11 years old at the time, so you can forgive my ignorance about these things. I certainly didn’t know much about using a proper type of aquarium gravel cleaner like a fish tank vacuum. Fish & Aquarium Supplies: Freshwater Substrates & Gravels
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In short, either is suitable. Sand is popular with serious aquarists, though aquarium gravel is still widely used. Sand is more natural-looking, and, with proper filtration, easier to keep clean. Waste sits on the surface rather than falling deep into the substrate. Well-positioned filters can pull waste from the surface, reducing the need to vacuum. Care must be taken to avoid sucking sand into filters and aquarium vacuums. Gravel needs to be cleaned more often but stays in place better in cleaning or if you have fish who like to stir up the substrate. If you are using under-gravel filtration, gravel is required.Not all gravel is safe for fish. Some gravel may contain toxic minerals. So you should always buy gravel that is labeled for use in aquariums. Generally everything that goes into your aquarium should be labeled for use in aquariums. Tetra Glo Fish Black with fluorescent highlights Aquarium Gravel will complete your GloFish experience and complement fish. Features larger pebbles than typical gravel. Size: 5 pound bag. The best products for your gravel would be the natural type and color for your tank. Although, as previously stated, some fish owners choose bright pinks or reds, those colors compete with the and other fish in the aquarium. Also, due to the natural environment Bettas love, neutral gravel will feel more normal for your fish and actually reduce stress on them in general. The gravel in your plays an important role in the biological cycle of your overall aquarium. Along the top of the gravel on the bottom of the tank, bacteria grows, which is important for breaking down waste that builds up in that environment. Another function of gravel is to hold down any fish owners put in the tank as well as anchor plants to the bottom.Some other gravel vacuums have a valve in them that will allowwater to flow one way, but not the other. The manufacturers of theserecommend that you shake the gravel vacuum rapidly up and down in theaquarium to push water past that valve and into the tube. In thismanner you can get the siphon started by just getting water pushedover the lip of the fish tank when it can start to flow downward intothe bucket. I find that using this method always makes the aquariumunnecessary messy and often creates a mess. I also find that this isthe most difficult method to use to get a siphon started.