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When you add gravel/decorations how do you go about doing so? Like add the gravel then put in water? A little water, then gravel then the rest of the gravel?

I know it's kind of an ignorant question but I figured I'd ask.

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Hi,

Glad you asked, gives me a chance to reply :D

I'd thoroughly wash the gravel, the put it in (about 1"). Put a saucer on the gravel, then pour in water. The saucer will stop the gravel from messing up in the splashing water.

Feel free to ask some more.

Slugger :)

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Ive found that if you wash the gravel, put it in, and then put in water, a lot of bubbles rise up from the gravel for the first couple weeks. It seems the air gets stuck between the gravel, sealed in by the small amount of water left over from washing.

If you want to get rid of some of this air, put your washed gravel in, and then fill it another inch or so with water. Mix it around a bit with your hands to let the air escape, and then arrange it how you want it and proceed with the saucer bit.

I don't think the bubbles are a bad thing... they were just kind of unexpected for me.

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