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When choosing a substrate for your tank, there are many aquarium substrate ideas given to choose from. You will need to choose if you are going to go bare bottom, shallow sand bed or deep sand bed. If you choose the sand, you need to consider options such as color, material and size of the sand. You will also need to familiarize yourself with how to make it live.
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When you are choosing substrate for your aquarium there are a variety to choose from. Most people will go for 1 of 3 options. Those being (BB) bare bottom, shallow sand or a (DSB) deep sand bed. Although there are other options, most people who have done research stay away. Most common other options, are various sizes of crushed coral. Many times people see this at a fish store and think it must be good, the truth is the tanks at your fish store are holding tanks from distribution warehouse to your aquarium. Once you decide on the bed (bottom of your tank) there are some other choices to make. There are no choices when BB but for other substrates you need to choose material, grain thickness and color. You will also need to have an understanding of how to make living sand. These are all aquarium substrate ideas that you need to consider.If you want to house multiple bettas with your current betta, consider a divided tank. Divided tanks essentially split your aquarium into multiple compartments with the use of store-bought or custom-made dividers -- each compartment can be home to one betta. To take the creative idea a little further, make each compartment a different theme, but stick with the same substrate throughout. If you're attempting a natural theme, be aware that dividers do not lend well to that setup. Store-bought dividers typically consist of plastic or glass sheets -- make sure they has holes -- that fit into brackets. Custom-made dividers can consist of several aquarium-safe materials, but an effective and cheap method fits plastic canvas into plastic report holders. Plenty of online sources offer in-depth instructions and other ideas for custom-made dividers.