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Aquarium substrate is the layer to cover the bottom of a fish tank. It can be gravel, sand, crushed coral, or other forms of substances. While it is not mandatory, it is nice to have for the following reasons. First, some fish might be stressed in a bare bottom fish tank. Stressed fish will have weakened immune system, which may cause the fish to become sick. By adding aquarium substrate, you can provide a more natural environment to the fish. Second, by having substrate in the aquarium, it makes the aquarium look nicer. Third, in case you’d like to add some plants or other decoration, aquarium substrate can help to hold them in place better and distribute the weight more evenly across the bottom of the fish tank.
There’s just something about nature that no material can mimic perfectly and when you use live plants with natural sand and gravel in your fish tank, it becomes so real and connects perfectly well with people. As much as the fish tank below is part of the home design, it creates such a spectacular feeling looking at the corals and the seabed plants.
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The best products for your gravel would be the natural type and color for your tank. Although, as previously stated, some fish owners choose bright pinks or reds, those colors compete with the and other fish in the aquarium. Also, due to the natural environment Bettas love,neutral gravel will feel more normal for your fish and actually reduce stress on them in general.Next time you walk along the beach, look at howthe rocks are 'sorted', with the boulders near the cliff, thenlarge cobbles, then smaller pebbles, and finally gravel and sand. Thisimportant geological process can be observed on a small scale along theedges of rivers and lakes as well. So if you're creating a tankbased on a large lake, put all the boulders along one side of the tank,and then arrange the remaining rocks more or less in order of sizegoing towards the other side of the tank. This will suggest a much morenatural environment. You'll likely find that your fish will sortthemselves out as well, with certain species staying closer to thelarger rocks, others to small crevices, and yet others to the openwater.Natural habitats tend to be much less diverse, persquare foot, than fish tanks. In nature, only a single type of rockwill be seen, surrounded perhaps by a bit of mud or sand. It is veryimprobable that slate, limestone, lava rock, and granite will all befound in the same place. As far as plants go, it is entirely normal fora single species to dominate the entire area. In other words, the mostrealistic aquarium will use only one type of rock and one type ofplant. This works in the aquarists favour: buying plants and rocks inbulk is usually cheaper.We carry natural, artificially colored and acrylic coated types of gravel, stones, pebbles, rocks and sand. Our substrates come in a wide range of sizes, shininess, and color for you to choose from. Colors include many shades of blue, tan, grays, and beautiful red hues. All of our substrates look great in any size aquarium. Perfect for aquascaping in freshwater fish tanks.