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Old 04-18-2011, 01:17 PM   #1 
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What type of substrate do you use?

Im curious about what all types of substrate you all use in your divided bettas tanks.

I currently use regular rocks but im wanting to mix it up some. So im trying to get some good ideas on what iIcan grow in each type of substrate that doesnt grow as well or wont in other types.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:40 PM   #2 
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Smooth river rocks. Not too big and not to small. Much easier to clean the gravel.
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:59 PM   #3 
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I use playsand.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #4 
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I use gravel myself. Usually what I can find at Walmart in small enough bags than I can mix colours.

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Old 04-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #5 
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I use a sand and natural gravel mix, i think it looks more natural that way. :3
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #6 
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I have gravel. My java ferns are weighted with bigger rocks.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:49 PM   #7 
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I use red fluorite mixed with onyx gravel in my 10 gallon. The java fern is doing great in that as are the nana petite plants.

I'm going to be doing a 6.6 bookshelf aquarium soon and plan to use 100% fluorite though I haven'd decided if I am going to use red again or go dark.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #8 
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I dug a pit in my gravel underneath the food drop locale and dumped sand atop it for my catfish. Grew tired of bits of food getting stuck between the crevices of my gravel just out of reach of my cats (they were trying their hardest to get to it but to no avail).
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:26 PM   #9 
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how would you do a 100% water change with the sand?
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #10 
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My bettas seem to like their tank bare bottom with a few rocks or driftwood for java fern.
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