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Question Kuhli Loach Substrate

Hi, I plan on getting 5 Kuhli Loaches for a new 10 gallon tank.

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I know about this Fluval Stratum Substrate for Planted Tanks, however it is too expensive to get a good coverage on my tank. Does anybody know of a relatively cheap substrate that is good for Kuhli Loaches and plants. It can be a DIY setup, as long as it will not adversely effect the Kuhlis.
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Mine have always seemed happy on fine gravel - the 2mm ish stuff with round edges so it's not sharp. It's cheap and you could mix it with whatever you pick for the plants.
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I've got Flourite black sand in my own 10gal, and I think that would be a good one for Khulies.

Pool filter sand would be another one commonly used, and one of the cheapest ways to go.





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+1 pool filter sand

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On a somewhat related note, how do Kuhlis do on Eco-Complete? I'm thinking of adding Kuhlis to my tank at some point, but my cories seem to have problems with barbel erosion (assumedly, from the rough texture of the Eco-Complete.)


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I've got Flourite black sand in my own 10gal, and I think that would be a good one for Khulies.

Pool filter sand would be another one commonly used, and one of the cheapest ways to go.
That's different than the Flourite red/clay stuff, right???



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That's different than the Flourite red/clay stuff, right???
correct its sand


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