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Old 12/29/2007, 12:41 AM
84chris 84chris is offline
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Sand or barebottom on my ten gallon?

Just like it says, which do you recommend?
Old 12/29/2007, 02:20 AM
JusTartedReefer JusTartedReefer is offline
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its realy up to you but personally i like sand it makes the tank look more natural
Old 12/29/2007, 11:04 AM
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I like sand too ............
Less technology , more biology .
Old 12/29/2007, 11:23 AM
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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.
Old 12/29/2007, 12:59 PM
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IMO, sand looks a lot better.
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Old 12/29/2007, 01:01 PM
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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.
Old 12/29/2007, 11:13 PM
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Bare Bottom! Paint the bottom white and to everyone but die hard sand lovers it will look great!
Old 12/30/2007, 02:42 AM
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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!
Old 12/30/2007, 11:10 PM
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i like sand but the painting it white idea sounds good
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Old 12/30/2007, 11:50 PM
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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.

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