So, I was feeling adventurous and decided to change from gravel to sand since my plants wouldnt plant in the gravel I had. I took pics since I changed the substrate with my fish still in the tank but I will just post the semi - finished outcome. Still need to alter the plants around
Looks very nice Welsh! I love the natural effect of your aquascaping. How are you liking it compared to the gravel? I'm always afraid it would end up ruining the filter, but maybe you don't feel this is a problem?
Personally I don't feel it is a problem, the filter is running exactly the same way as it always has and I haven't encountered a problem YET. At the minute though I prefer the sand to the gravel since my plants sit perfectly rather than making my tank into a giant salad bowl, but saying that I haven't done a water change yet so I might change my mind lol.
Thanks for the compliments guys, I think I may actually be happy with my tank at long last lol
Looks great. The trick with sand is to not hold the gravel vac too close to the sand or it will suck all your sand up. Also try not to swish your water around a lot because it will cause a sandy cloud for a little while until it settles back down again.