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Substrate for new loach tank

Posted By: keyboard <keyboard@usit.net>
Date: Friday, 21 April 2000, at 10:50 p.m.

My clown loaches are finally getting a new, larger tank, and I'm wondering what size substrate would be best. It will be a planted tank with a layer of flourite, covered by gravel. I was wondering if the smallest gravel (I was thinking of something called "bits of walnut") is best, or something a bit larger? I had thought about doing half of the tank in sand since I know they like to dig, but I can't think of a good way to keep it separate from the flourite/gravel layer, and while it's a bigger tank (38 gallons) it's still not huge enough to do lots of different aquascaping.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 

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