Aquarium Substrate

Aquarium Substrate

Aquarium substrate comes in various types. The most popular (as it has been for some time) is aquarium gravel. There is also aquarium sand, marbles, marble chips and coral sand. One option is of course not to have any substrate – but then you miss out on the great look that it ads to your aquarium and the beneficial bacteria.

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With the gravel make sure it has smooth edges so their is no change of it damaging your fish. Comes in lots of colors & sizes.

Aquarium sand is also quite popular – popular with some fish as well as they use it to hide and dig.

Coral sand – read gravel but of  calcium carbonate so as dissolves balances the water.

Coral chippings are also good for water balance and tends to be cheaper that coral sand.

Marbles are popular with fry as great places to hide, but because of those gaps aquarium fish food pellets and the like often gets trapped.

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