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New tank. What substrate for Clowns?
Posted By: Joe Molleson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, 4 September 2002, at 6:04 p.m.
I currently setting-up a 6-foot tank (6x2x1.75), for my current 5 (3-4 inch) clown loaches and 2 plec's - to be joined by some more clowns and some mid/upper-water swimmers to keep them company in the near future.
My old 4-foot tank has roughly 5-mm gravel, but now that I'm starting afresh, I'm wondering what base-material loaches prefer. Since their natural habitat is (slow-moving?) rivers, I would guess that fine gravel and sand might be best - my plan was some sand at one end leading into gravel for the rest. Is that a bad idea?
NB: Filtration will be provided by a Fluval 203 external cannister filter, a Fluval 4+ internal filter and a 402 powerhead.
Thanks for your help
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