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50g K5 White Gravel Crystal Buddha Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Vase F191 FFS natural stones
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Nature's polished glass gravel is a superb accent to Nature Pure Glass Aquariums. The translucent glass allows light to highlight the various colors used in your aquatic landscape and will provide a unique effect for any decor.  Since these are made from recycled glass, it does not contain harmful elements. Choose the color that's right for you or mix and match for added depth and brilliance.
50g Nature Polished Blue Glass Gravel Stones Polished Rock Aquarium Fish Tank F178 Crystal Crafts
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One rule applies, to calm the nerves of the hobbyist; most worms seen outside the fish are usually not internal parasites and not considered as harmful to the fish. Parasitic or harmful worms will not be visible on the gravel or the glass of the aquarium. 50g 5-8mm K5 cobalt blue Glass Gravel Stones Polished Rock Aquarium Fish Tank
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Photo provided by FlickrSmooth sea glass gravel 7mm-9mm good for marimo moss ball tanks,aquarium decor,filler Mosaic Fish tank Gravel even Jewelry
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Our recycled glass pebbles are a great alternative to traditional aquarium gravel for many reasons. Our glass pebbles are offered in many different colors and pebble sizes that will accommodate and enhance any type of aquarium setting. Also, our glass rock is translucent and can be used with many different under-lighting and LED technologies to give your aquarium a stunning look during the day and a relaxing ambience at night. Lastly, our glass is made of 100% recycled materials, so you are keeping waste out of the landfills by repurposing it for new uses. Extensive testing has proved that our recycled glass rock products do not harm fish that burrow into it, nor fish that feed on algae that grows on it. Glass rock / pebbles will give your fish a safe and healthy environment to live in, while giving you a fresh new look to your aquarium.An aquarium that is easy to clean and easy to care for is the dream of most aquarists. Bare-bottom tanks win this category easily. Ever wrestle with starting the siphon on a , then have it clog up repeatedly with gravel when you are cleaning? With a bare-bottom tank, a gravel vacuum isn’t needed; you can just use tubing to vacuum up any waste sitting on the bottom of the tank and can be used to circulate the water underneath and behind the rockwork more efficiently. It can be a lot easier to scrub algae off of the glass bottom and sides without having to worry about missing some at the gravel line or getting bits of sand stuck in your scrubber as well. For tanks like reef aquariums with lots of rockwork, debris and detritus can get stuck under the rocks or in the back where your vacuum cant reach as well, causing the nitrate levels and algae blooms to increase. While not as vital in, say, a freshwater community tank, nitrate and algae can spell Doom (and Headaches) in a reef tank.So why has substrate become such an integral part of the aquarium culture, and why are some aquarists now looking past it in favor of the bare glass or acrylic bottom of their aquariums? Much of it has to do with our understanding of the aquarium ecosystem now over what we knew years or even decades ago. Even as recently as five or ten years ago, undergravel filters were thought as indispensable for all types of aquariums and as such, gravel was thought vital to their function. We’ve come a long way with filtration technology since then, and we’ve also come a long way with understanding how the water chemistry in our aquariums functions. Alternatives and advancements have made the old undergravel systems nearly obsolete and the aquarium gravel that went on top of them is become more of an Option instead of a Requirement.The most significant part of your aquarium maintenance is likely to involve the cleaning of one or more filters. Filters don’t remove waste — they just collect it. Nitrifying bacteria grow on every solid surface in the aquarium, including gravel, glass, , decorations and filter media. Indeed, most filters contain some type of biomedia designed to provide plenty of surface area for the growth of helpful bacteria. So, it’s best to take steps to preserve the bacteria on this media when possible.