Mini Gravel /Large Sand? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,740
Mini Gravel /Large Sand?

I'm looking for a natural, mini gravel, 2mm-ish size. Ideally roundish. Large enough that it doesnt get sucked up, but small enough to look good.

Ive been using play sand and I dislike it because of the silicates and because it gets sucked up while cleaning. Not possible to stay down.
ChrisX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 11:26 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 2,325
Mini Gravel /Large Sand?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisX View Post
I'm looking for a natural, mini gravel, 2mm-ish size. Ideally roundish. Large enough that it doesnt get sucked up, but small enough to look good.



Ive been using play sand and I dislike it because of the silicates and because it gets sucked up while cleaning. Not possible to stay down.


Bdbs for me does not get sucked up at all and stays in place much better than normal sand.

If you want a slightly larger size that is about the size you mentioned the National Geographic black sand is just that. About the size in between gravel and sand.

https://www.petsmart.com/fish/decor-...ate-21326.html


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
clownplanted is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 05:44 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Kehy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sumner, WA
Posts: 1,495
I personally use SubstrateSource's sand. I type I use is dyed, but they offer natural versions as well. I like that it's really easy to plant in, is too heavy to be too easily picked up with a gravel vac, and feels fairly soft compared to other substrates.
Kehy is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2017, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,740
Thanks all, I went with PFS. Hopefully it is better than play sand when cleaning.
ChrisX is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome