Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Nano Reefs

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12/29/2007, 12:41 AM
84chris 84chris is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: cleveland
Posts: 64
Sand or barebottom on my ten gallon?

Just like it says, which do you recommend?
  #2  
Old 12/29/2007, 02:20 AM
JusTartedReefer JusTartedReefer is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: elk grove CA
Posts: 47
its realy up to you but personally i like sand it makes the tank look more natural
  #3  
Old 12/29/2007, 11:04 AM
Agu Agu is offline
RC Mod
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Venice, Florida
Posts: 15,230
I like sand too ............
__________________
Less technology , more biology .
  #4  
Old 12/29/2007, 11:23 AM
thorsky thorsky is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 313
Right now I'm of the mind to never use sand in a small tank again. I haven't tried a BB tank yet so I may not like that either, but for now, I'd rather have more flow and less worries about sand.
  #5  
Old 12/29/2007, 12:59 PM
TheSaltwaterGuy TheSaltwaterGuy is offline
Keeper of Sharks
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 989
IMO, sand looks a lot better.
__________________
- Chad

"Risk something, take back whats yours. Say something that you know they might attack you for." - Linkin Park - Hands Held High
  #6  
Old 12/29/2007, 01:01 PM
phenom5 phenom5 is offline
This Space for Rent
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Sitting on a park bench...eyeing college girls with bad intent.
Posts: 2,389
Send a message via AIM to phenom5
Either can work. I would highly recommend reading through the How to go barebottom thread, if you haven't already.

BB is great, but if your "poop loop" isn't effective, it can be a nightmare.
__________________
all generalizations are false...including this one.
  #7  
Old 12/29/2007, 11:13 PM
Kermit Kermit is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Ocean City MD USA
Posts: 390
Bare Bottom! Paint the bottom white and to everyone but die hard sand lovers it will look great!
  #8  
Old 12/30/2007, 02:42 AM
JamesJR JamesJR is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,554
I am not a fan of sand myself.
__________________
Just when I thought you couldn't be any dumber you go and do something like this....And totally redeem yourself!
  #9  
Old 12/30/2007, 11:10 PM
Kengaroo131 Kengaroo131 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 886
i like sand but the painting it white idea sounds good
__________________
><((((> my room is an aquatic zoo =D
  #10  
Old 12/30/2007, 11:50 PM
Kermit Kermit is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Ocean City MD USA
Posts: 390
Casually looking at the tank you don't even notice there is no sand once the bottom is painted. It feels great at water change time to vacuum all the crap out and not have to watch that beautifull white sand turn black from the bottom up over a couple of years.
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009