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Old 01-31-2012, 09:34 AM   #1 
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Best Gravel?

In your opinion, what is the best gravel brand? I had bought black gravel and after a day in the water, the paint started to wear on it.

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #2 
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I have a mixture of white aquarium gravel and polished glass "stones". I want to get rid of the white gradually because I have the same problem with the white color coming off.

The glass stones are beautiful but expensive since they come in small bags for $3-4 and not large 5 or 10 pound bags. I got them in WalMart's pet section but they are also in the craft/floral section.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:40 PM   #3 
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I think the best gravel is the stuff without any kind of pain coating on it. Just the natural colored stuff. I've had it in tanks for over 5 years and never seen any kind of flaking (well that's because it's inert rock not covered with anything).
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:43 PM   #4 
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Ive used marbles before. They're different and if you get the right ones theres no paint
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #5 
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I have Petco brand black gravel in my 2.5. I've never had any problems with it, and it's been about four months. In my 20 gal I use the Petco sand. I've definitely decided that I prefer the sand to gravel. It's easy to keep clean and the plants are doing well with root tabs to keep them healthy. (:
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #6 
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I like natural white and natural brown colored rocks. Although the white needs to be cleaned well because it gets the green algae.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #7 
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Natural colours are the way to go! Or sand if you have a larger tank.
All of the coloured petsmart gravels tend to leech colours in the water.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #8 
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these are the glass pebbles I like

they are cheaper at WalMart and maybe Michael's craft stores.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #9 
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Yup... nautral is the way to go.... I have used the natural rocks in my tanks for over 10 years and they work perfect with no chipping or paint rubbing off
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