bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

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bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by craigzeb » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:18 pm

which bottom for the tank do zebs do best in ??

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Re: bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by Joby » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:49 pm

I like a thin layer of sand in mine :)

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Re: bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by Fern » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:55 pm

Same here :D

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Re: bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by TwoTankAmin » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:30 am

Most of my pleco tanks are bare bottom. All 3 zebra tanks are, L134 tank is, 450s growing out with discus and tetras is, L173b tank is, both contradens tanks are. 2 Tanks with a few common bn have substrate.

I don't use sand in any tanks and have only tried it once for a few months.

That is what I prefer. However, many folks like using sand. Whatever works best for you and your fish is what you should do.
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Re: bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by Fern » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:42 am

I have noticed that the zebras like making little pits in the sand in their hiding spots, and that's why I gave them sand when I changed their tanks.

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Post by NeoCult » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:26 am

Have always used sand and they love it :P
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Re: bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by craigzeb » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:35 pm

will sand not blow around with the strong current ?? i currently bb tank but b4 i move my zebs to their new 190l home i was thiking of adding subtrate to the bottom ??? just want best conditions for breeding ?? does sand not get dirty quickly needing a lot of vacuming ??? can you use fine gravel

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Re: bare bottom or subtrate ? which is best

Post by Hitch » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:24 pm

unless you have very high current, or if the current is blasting directly onto the sand, I wouldnt worry about sand blowing around. Like said before, I always use substrate, something that still allows for easy cleaning but give the zebs something to dig around.

As for breeding, I know a lot of breeders keep the tanks barebottom, I dont know if that affects breeding, but it does allow for easy cleaning of the tank.

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