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Old 04-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #1 
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Aqua Gems

I have been using gravel, but when I do my water changes its so messy and time consuming so I have been thinking about switching to just using AquaCulture Aqua Gems? Any oppinions?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #2 
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How are you going to clean it?
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Do my regular water changes and make sure to rinse the stones with luke warm water.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #4 
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How big is your tank?
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1.5 gallons
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I would just stick with the gravel.
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would using the gems hurt my fish at all?
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I have been looking online and have not found anything about Aqua Gems that say they are bad for fish, but I was not sure if betta did well with just that as a bottom for their aquarium...
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Well, the gems would make it harder for the beneficial bacteria to colonize, but your tank is so small that any cycle would probably not occur.

Still, just thinking about it, all that fish waste and uneaten food is going to go straight to the bottom of the substrate because the gems are so much bigger in size than gravel. Might be harder to clean.
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okay well thank you so much for the help!
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