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Just wandering if having a fish tank with no substrate or gravel is fine? I only have 3 driftwood and 1 anubis plant in my 60gal rite now.

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Yes, we call that a bare bottom tank. They are perfectly okay. In fact, there are many people on here who prefer them.

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Yes, we call that a bare bottom tank. They are perfectly okay. In fact, there are many people on here who prefer them.

Thanks! Does it limit the ability for goldfish to graze though?

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They will pick at the driftwood and plant.  You can glue some anubias to your driftwood to add more interest for them.  :D

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Easy to take care of!!!!!

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One thing I'll say is using gravel is a terrible idea. Even after a thorough vacuum it will still be full of poop. Bare bottom only for me.

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One thing I'll say is using gravel is a terrible idea. Even after a thorough vacuum it will still be full of poop. Bare bottom only for me.

 

I couldn't agree more. I've tried several times with gravel/sand, but every time I end up with sick fish due to the spike in ammonia from the poop.

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I like using gravel, and right now I have river rocks at the bottom. :D
It's all up to you. You have to learn how to deal with whatever you choose, but I don't think one is specifically better than another. 

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I prefer bare bottom primarily for ease of clean up.

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I like bare bottom or sand best :)

 

(When I first saw this thread my sleep deprived brain thought "Bottomless tank!? How would it hold water?! That wouldn't work! That's not okay at all! What?!" :rofl)

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I like bare bottom or sand best :)

 

(When I first saw this thread my sleep deprived brain thought "Bottomless tank!? How would it hold water?! That wouldn't work! That's not okay at all! What?!" :rofl)

XD I thought this as well!

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I like bare bottom or sand best :)

 

(When I first saw this thread my sleep deprived brain thought "Bottomless tank!? How would it hold water?! That wouldn't work! That's not okay at all! What?!" :rofl)

XD I thought this as well!

 

Feels better to know I'm not the only one!

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