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Does Your Goldfish Tank Have Gravel


does your goldfish tank have gravel  

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  1. 1. does your goldfish tank have gravel

    • No, not a single stone, the bottom is totally bare
      5
    • no gravel, just a few large stones or rocks
      9
    • no gravel but the bottom is full of large stones
      6
    • a thin layer of gravel
      25
    • lots of gravel, a good generous layer of it :D
      26


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  • Regular Member

I like a thin layer of gravel at the bottom of the tank. (1" or less) Its easy to clean with my Python and it Keeps the cycle very stable so i dont have to worry about losing it if i do huge water changes.

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I took out all of my gravel because I had a goldfish choke on it. :unsure:

Three of my tanks have just a bare bottom. My other three larger tanks have a few river rocks spread out not touching any others. This has really helped keep my nitrates down.

Nancy

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I have about 1-1.5 inches of gravel. I keep it uneven on purpose because I like the texture it gives the bottom of the tank. I have hornwart for a live plant. It doesn't have roots and it grows like mad. It's nice cause you can just kinda wedge

part of it in the gravel and it grows.

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about an inch of gravel in my 20gal with about two inches of "pond dirt" under it for the plants. the 30gal has about two inches of gravel or more but is covered with larger river rocks.

-black

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Well, i just moved my gravel from my 20 gallon to my 55, so there is not much gravel.. Im not sure if i shoudl just get more gravel or big stones, i think im going to get stones.

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My 30 g-long has Large polished river rocks and small river rocks. around...15 lbs of them along with terra cotta pots with anacaris, and amazon sword. and 3 fake plants, 1 I have no idea it was the girl at the lfs gave it to me, anyway I also have crushed coral under everything/.and it gets terribky dirty if i dont vaccum it 1 time a week sometimes 2. So I wanted to go with bare bottom but I love the river rocks so much . :rolleyes:

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i have gravel in both my gf tanks and my betta tank too. i like the look of it mainly, and it helps the bacteria for the cycle etc. i'd guess between 1 and 2 inches deep in each tank. but i vacuum them well!!!!! :goldfish

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I have gravel, some larger stones and some coloured glass beads as well as plants and a plant pot on it's side. Anything to make my fishs' environment nice for them.

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I'm trying to get rid of my gravel 2c at a time and its taking _forever_! I plan on leaving a sparse layer of natural river pebbles (something for them to pick through, but not enough to cover the bottom) and then putting a buncha larger stones in the tank. My new sport of passion is hiking the White Mountains in NH (where I grew up) and I always manage to find some interesting granite or quartz pieces to bring back to add to the fishtank. I cant wait for summer!

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I have a think layer of gravel, it's spread very thinly, it's easy to make a bare spot in the tank when I am rearranging something. I also have glass beads in it.

I would like to have more gravel in my tank, but I hate buying it. It is such a rip off, 5 bucks for a tiny bag :P I would much rather buy other things, like plants or ornaments then gravel haahaa.

I'm going to wait until I get my next tank, that I will be putting neutral coloured gravel in and planting, then I'll go nuts on the gravel.

Jessica

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