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mixing substrates - does anyone have pics?

has anyone ever tried adding sand and gravel?
or has added both by seperating by rocks or anything

im thinking maybe of mixing

anyone have any pics?

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does it even sound good? anyone? anyone have pics?

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I've got some pics in my journal of black gravel separated from a mixture of black Fluorite, Fluorite sand, and Colorquartz... not sure that's what you're looking for, though?





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It works best if you have similar grain sizes, or else the smaller stuff ends up on the bottom.

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hi all

sry i guess i wasnt clear

i have a rock wall with natural gravel raised behind it
i was thinking of putting sand infront of the rock wall


i was wondering if anyone had done this before and if they had pics

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It will require more patience to keep substrate seperate, but if you have time and are going for a "look" go for it. That said, I would keep smaller fish that are less likely to move substrate than many cichlids are, just to try to minimize the work this situation could present.
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I've got a mix of supernaturals black sand and eco complete in my 135g. I love the look of it but my camera is MIA right now, so I'll post a pic of the mix before I added some more sand. Now it has a lot more sand (which my cories looooove) and I'll get a nice area of pebbles on the sand where they meet...I need updated pics.



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thanks cant wait for more pics

anyone else?

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