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Old 09/24/2020, 10:56 AM   #3
Michael Hoaster
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If you want sand just for looks, put whatever sand you think looks the best. Me, I like my sand bed to perform filtration, besides looking nice.

Fish-only tanks tend to accumulate Nitrate, which can encourage algae growth. A deeper sand bed can accommodate both nitrifying and de-nitrifying bacteria, which reduces Nitrate. It doesn't even have to be very deep, with a fine sand. It's a thought.

Good luck with your tank redo!


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