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What substrate to go with discus?

I no in some Discus "peppering" is a huge problem, along with just all around darkening of the fish, im useing a leg RGB lighting strips that bounce off the back ground of my wall and it changes colors and what not, but my question is out of the Flourite substrates, what the best for discus color i want to get black sand or gravel but i think it would effect the colors. Any one no any thing about this?
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What kind of discus are you looking at?
Pretty much all of the flourite substrates are pretty dark. You can find other substrates, usually sand that are a lot lighter, or you can go with a type of discus that isn't affected by a darker substrate. But water quality and overall health also plays a big role in peppering and general darkening.


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What kind of discus are you looking at?
Pretty much all of the flourite substrates are pretty dark. You can find other substrates, usually sand that are a lot lighter, or you can go with a type of discus that isn't affected by a darker substrate. But water quality and overall health also plays a big role in peppering and general darkening.

Yea, well at the moment i have 6 red turqs, but im upgradeing my tank... I might get some blood pigeon or Snakeskin. Right now im useing pool filter sand, but i want to have more luck with plants... and sand is hard to keep up with some times. All my discus are healthy and fat, full fined and no stress bars
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if there brilliant turks, you should be fine. but if there the throwbacks they will darken up a little. mine did with AP.com substrate. if you have alot of light with nice healthy plants they will brughten up for you. thou my BD will darken up from time to time, i guess its just moody.
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