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Sand over gravel

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by James0816, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. James0816

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    Anyone have sand over their gravel? Curious if this is not a good option or what have ya. I just added the sand to the main tank in a major restructuring and I kind of like the way the mix looks. I stired it slightly where there where a few pebbles showing through. My original plan was to eventually pull the gravel out but now I'm not sure. If this will build up bad gases then I will pull it.

    Wha cha tink?
     
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    I have sand underneath my gravel in my FW tank...gives a nice structure underneath for the plants to take root in...

    ( Heck, i dont know what i'm talking about, but i sure sound good huh? ;) )
     
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    As time goes on, all the sand will establish underneath the gravel IMO.
     
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    :iagree:

    The opposite would work, but sand will eventually seep through.
     
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    I agree. Not sure why you would want sand on top of the gravel anyway. The other way around would work better.
     
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    sand over gravel will lead to sand under gravel pretty quickly.
     

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