Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Yep. The pet store sand brand CaribSea has pretty colors, but is 4 times as expensive and is made from glass shards, bad for bottom dwellers. So cheap play sand or pool sand is the best option.
Also, when you do your weekly water change, sift through the sand with a comb or your hand, you'll notice little bubbles being released. These are causes by bacteria, and you don't want a lot of this gas in your tank or it can be dangerous (and your tank will smell like rotten eggs). It's not that much maintenance at all, sounds scary I know. xD
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.