Thinking of hardscaping with a sandy beach type area, but...
I'm concerned over long term, whether or not the substrates eventually mix.
I use "Black Beauty" by Diaz Rock, which is black sand with the size of (I was told) pool filter sand. I'm thinking of adding some white sand or a different color substrate, to give the appearance of a different land mass or a sandy beach area. I've seen several beautiful tanks with this similar hardscaping. I was wondering if anyone has kept this type of hardscaping over a long period of time, like several months or even years. If so, have you had trouble with both substrates mixing? If not, how did you prevent that from happening.
I have a planted tank with (2) L-046 zebra plecos and an L-183 Starlight brisstlenose pleco, which would probably stir the substrate around. There are also shrimps and otos in the tank, but I don't see them effecting the substrate much.
125 gal (473 liter): Low Tech
(1.5wpg PC for 10 hours, no CO2/ferts, gravel substrate), Equipment
(72" Coralife PC, Eheim Pro II 2128 w/built in heater, FilStar XP3 w/Hydor ETH201 inline heater), Fish
(6*Discus, 2*Angel, 5*Clown loaches, 4*L-018 Gold Nugget pleco, 1*L-260 Queen Arabesque pleco, 7*Cories, Farlowella cat)