Estes Spectrastone Permaglo Orange Aquarium Gravel 5lb

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For more than 50 years, Etes' has developed and produced nontoxic aquarium gravel, sand décor to brighten aquarium landscapes. Give your aquarium a dark glow with Estes' Permaglo Mini Black Orange Aquarium Gravel. Size: 5 lb.
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Once you have set up your aquarium, it is important to keep the tank clean. When cleaning a fish tank, first remove the fish and place them into a smaller container. Remove all decorations and gravel and rinse them in clean water, then clean the sides of the aquarium with a sponge. Scoop out about half of the water in the tank and replace it with new water that is the same temperature. Then, return the decorations and fish to the tank. Petco Orange Aquarium Gravel
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When selecting your gravel you need to take into consideration everything that is going into your tank. High water flow angled downwards can cause a problem with tiny gravel. For ground walkers and snails small gravel may be the better choice. Plecostomus will love to munch on large pieces of gravel as they suck off the algae and many shrimp enjoy holding the large pieces in their many hands as they eat. Plants can easily spread their roots in both sizes, and algae can sink further into large gravel. Some fish even like to burrow into small gravel!

Ultimately smaller gravel need less, but more difficult, maintenance and are favored by most creatures. If however you own only free swimming fish and cleaner shrimp large gravel may be more your style. If you have tank mates who require different gravel you can even get two smaller bags of each, getting the benefits of both.

While this is a choice of preference we still want to make sure new owners don't buy without thinking ahead. Sure green gravel can look beautiful and provide a rich background. Add in a couple plants and there's suddenly too much green. Likewise with black gravel it may be too dim if you have dark fish with few decorations. Remember the aquariums are supposed to be unique and vibrant. Try a color you don't see every day or even mix two colors together. Solid black combined with grey stones can give you a rich charcoal effect while green and pink produce an uplifting spring time vibe.

Savvy owners can even match and contrast their gravel with their fish. Everyone knows the combo of glow fish and black gravel. Dazzle your visitors by contrasting black and red fish with a lighter color. Conversely white/silver fish with dark colors can make a beautiful pairing.

If you do not want any live plants and have few scavengers, just an inch will serve your tank well. This will save you both space and money. For those tanks full of plants and various burrowing fish a 3 inch deep bed creates a more suitable environment Gravel is the default choice for most people when they’re setting up their first aquarium. It’s relatively cheap, reliable, and as long as you stay away from neon orange, it looks pretty good. But even for the more experienced aquarist, it’s still a good choice.ORANGE PERMAGLO ORANGE GRAVEL 25# BAG. PH NEUTRAL COLOR GRAVEL Estes' has been America's number one manufacturer of aquarium aggregates for over forty years. Our products are non-toxic and safe to use in aquariums, terrariums and planters. With the addition of Wilmar Spectrastone, Estes' offers a full line of products that will help you to explore your creativity.Setting up a sand bottomed aquarium and making it attractive requires ingenuity on thepart of the aquarist. A sand tank is not necessary to keep sand darters, but isrecommended to duplicate the species' habitat for observing and/or studying naturalbehaviors (e,g,. breeding). One alternative the aquarist may opt for is sectioning off anarea of a larger aquarium and incorporating a sand substrate into a regular dartercommunity tank. This micro-habitat can be created using aquarium silicone to bond rocks orpebbles into a shallow wall or barrier. This works well, but over time the sand willbecome inundated with gravel. After flushing out the sand darters, simply siphon out theold sand and gravel and replenish with clean sand.