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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best color gravel for a planted tank?

Advice? debating between natural color (brown) and black.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 04:05 PM
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I would say brown.

5 gallon
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10 gallon
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It doesn't really matter for any reason other then aesthetics.
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I'm using black Eco Complete right now but I have red(brown) white sand what ever you you like.

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I typically look up pictures to get ideas on which looks better. I have brown and now I want to go black.


Black makes some bettas colors pop and the green plants would really pop :)
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I have a white/brownish gravel, if I had to do it again I would get fluval stratum or black gravel.
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I chose to go with black gravel but I'm now regretting it :(, there are still no plants or decorations since it is in the process of a fishless cycle, I hope it looks better after. Thnx for the advice, we'll c how it turns out.
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