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Old 08-13-2012, 07:38 PM   #11 
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I swopped from a light gravel to a dark sand and never looked back. Makes colors so much brighter.
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Do you have a picture of the tank you're using dark sand in? I'm curious to see, because dark colored sand is usually not available unless you're using the Tahitian moon type substrate.

For the fish in your avatar, I definitely think darker substrate would be best.
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Thats Tango. hes being moved to his own tank very soon. ill post a pic here tomorrow when the lights are back on. Its slightly brownish but looks good and the corys like it.
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Hi MSG
here is a pic of a tank i've just set up for Tango to de stress in dont judge me its onlt tempory and you can see the sand is brownish not jet black.
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When I put my bettas in temporary tanks for healing purposes, it's usually just filled with clean water & no substrate. I might put a leaf or 1 hiding spot in there I have time.

Your tank is nicer because it offers more amenities.

So that's a 3 gallon tank?
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If 12 litres is 3 us gals then yes Tango my avatar pic is a bit stressed due to being in my divided tank. He really wants his own home so hiding places is a must for him right now hence the decor.
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Meh, I've got whitish gravel (really it's more of a bleached gray). I've had it in the past. As long as you clean it properly it can end up looking rather cool IMO. As long as it cannot hurt the fish, there really isn't any substrate to avoid--it's all in personal taste.
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