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jcvdjj
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PostSubject: bottom cover or not   Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:43 am

is there something better I can put in my tank for a footing other than Gravel that wont hert my Plecos? I currently have nothing in the bottom of my breeding tanks because I have had problems with babies getting stuck in the gravel and dieing.
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Chaase
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PostSubject: Re: bottom cover or not   Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:10 am

you could try pool filter sand from Clark rubber. I have this & so do a few others. Easy to clean & you can spot you babies a bit easier also Wink

I am not a fan of bare bottom tanks as the bacteria build up can kill the babies off if they munch on it Wink

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KYANGELSNCORYS
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PostSubject: bare btm   Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:22 pm

ALMOST ALL OF MY 60 TANKS ARE BARE BTM , IF I USE ANYTHING IN A BN TANK ITS LIKE CHAASE SAID ITS BETTER TO USE SAND RATHER THEN GRAVEL
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kfenk
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PostSubject: Re: bottom cover or not   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:52 am

i use gravel or sand substrate for my plec tanks. nothing more than 3mm gravel tho. i keep the gravel in my 4ft quite thin which makes moving driftwood around to catch fry much easier. plus its easier to vac than sand. then again i do like the sand substrate which is whats going into my 3ft for pleco breeding Smile

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KYANGELSNCORYS
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PostSubject: like   Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:29 pm

i like the sand best but the bare btm tank works best for the way i breed my BN
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jcvdjj
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PostSubject: Re: bottom cover or not   Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:53 pm

I have always used bare bottom tanks for breeding my Guppies and platties so I think I will just stick with what is working.
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KYANGELSNCORYS
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PostSubject: im the same   Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:23 pm

i agree on that you should keep doing what works for you now, why change it if it works
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TheJediCouncil
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PostSubject: Re: bottom cover or not   Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:35 pm

i have black sand in my breeding tank and very easy to see my albino bn fry love the look

but have gravel in my community tank
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Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: bottom cover or not   Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:02 pm

I use gravel in all my tanks... haven't lost a fry or adult yet.
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KYANGELSNCORYS
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PostSubject: like your avatar   Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:13 pm

TheJediCouncil cheers I LIKE THAT CUTE LITTLE CRITTER IN YOUR AVATAR
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KYANGELSNCORYS
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PostSubject: BLK SAND   Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:15 pm

im going to be using BLK SAND in alot of my tanks as i set them up in my new room
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marty14
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PostSubject: Re: bottom cover or not   Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:19 pm

I have always thought that a tank without bottom cover looks artificial and strange.
A natural effect for the fish and the owners sake is important.
Marty Very Happy
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KYANGELSNCORYS
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PostSubject: AGREE   Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:00 pm

I agree I think if you make the fish feel at home or like he is out in the wild that they are more likely to spawn for you easier and be alot healthier lol!
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