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Re: Substrates for loaches, revisited

Posted By: Dave Guest <d.s.guest@cableinet.co.uk>
Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2000, at 9:44 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Substrates for loaches, revisited (Joe Loach)

Hey Joe, that sand mixture sounds like an oil spill on a golden sand beach :-) j/k.

I had some black sand once in my first loach tank about 6 years ago but I can't remember what it was called. All I know is that it was bloody expensive. These days I use regular play sand and I haven't noticed the problem of it becoming supsended in the water like Iris mentioned. IME it only lifts a couple of inches when a loach does a particularly brutal tail-flick to get under a rock then it settles back down again.

I'm not particularly careful when I do my water changes so I invariably end up syphoning out some sand each time but when the glass starts to show I just throw in a couple of handfuls of fresh sand.

Dave
 

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