Best Color Gravel?

Jai
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dahly
Member
I like basic colors. I have black gravel in my Tetra tank, with a small bag of orange gravel my 9 year old wanted and I wish wasn't there. I have "salt and pepper" cichlid sand in my multI tank that I love. And I have regular pea gravel in my 10 gallon, which looks good too.
 
Craig
Member
in my new set up I hav like silver black and royal blue as my gravel it looks well!!!

;D C W
 
huneebee
Member
I like more natural colors for larger tanks. I have brownish gravel in my 20 gal, mostly because I didn't want the other colors they had, and it was the only color in that size bag. But, in my betta tank, 2.5 gal, I had the neon gravel and neon plants and decor.
 
paul_219
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I have a blue color gravel. its awsome
 
newbie101
Member
my 10 gallon at home's gravel is blue, green, and purple. it all came in a bag, I didnt mix it.
the 30 gallon at the dentist has royal blue with white mixed in.
I like natural gravel best though :-\
 
0morrokh
Member
I agree that natural gravel looks best, I have light brown gravel in my 10 gallon and I think I will put black in my new tank that I will hopefully get soon.
 
Isabella
Member
NATURAL-COLORED GRAVEL IS BEST LOOKING TO ME AS WELL. PERIOD. LOL After all, isn't that why we set up a tank - to have a "piece of nature" at our own homes?
 
chickadee
Member
My tanks have the Red Fluorite in it so I don't really have gravel at all, but it does have a natural look to it. Noel's tank does have a little red gravel mixed in and it gives the Fluorite a rather neat look to it. I will say that the Fluorite does take a lot of washing to make it habitable for the fish and I mean a LOT of washing. (otherwise the water becomes quite muddy)


Rose
 
fish_r_friend
Member
natural gravel or sand
 
0morrokh
Member
Chickadee, what's Red Fluorite??
 
newbie101
Member
flourite is a kind of gravel that like has a slow-release fertilizer in it?
 
Gwenz
Member
My 15 gallon tank has brown/natural colored gravel. I think this looks best.
I've read that if the tank is to colorful or to bright it can stress out the fish. Is this true?

Gwenz
 
newbie101
Member
If it is like bright neon pink or something like that, yes it can stress out the fish. So if you like garishly bright colors, you should mix it with black or something.
 
batattack
Member
I like black and red mixed when the light shines off it look really cool
 
0morrokh
Member
Bright colored gravel is stressful. That's like having walls painted bright pink or neon green...yikes! Some fish prefer darker gravel than others...tetras will show off their colors best with black gravel.
 
dano569
Member
I have dark green in my mbuna,and my tetra tank,and black and white mixed in my south american tank.
 
batattack
Member
Well my gravel is not bright
 
Joe G
Member
I have black gravel , with bright red and green rocks
 
inari
Member
I actually like the natural colors I think it makes the fish more at home
 
kerryve
Member
id love to have Black gravel with large white and red pebbles in it but with the size of my tank its already taken 80kg and it doesn't even cover!!! so it was natural gravel for me! especially with the price of black gravel! but the natrual does look quite nice!
 
inari
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**** how big is ur tank is it like wall sized or something ??
 
Isabella
Member
Omorrokh, I just noticed your question (I know you asked it long ago). But anyway, Fluorite is a special substrate for planted tanks. I presume Rose was referring to Seachem's Fluorite substrate (Seachem is a company that makes this substrate).
 
leafgirl115
Member
I think its all your preference. (Pluse fish) I whent for a blue colour kus I really liked it. Its up to you
 
inari
Member
question do fish see in color, black and white or know one reallys knows? if they see in colors I think like a bright pink gravel would just stress them out even more but i'm still a noob at this too so what do I know ;D
 
kerryve
Member
inarI said:
**** how big is ur tank is it like wall sized or something ??
its 300gallons, its quite a handfull, but we love it!
 
inari
Member
ok I was j/w where u would put that much gravel I mean if u wanted to u could make a nice drive way out of that much gravel
 
kerryve
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yip, hehe. we had to buy it 3 bags at a time, 15kgs.
 
inari
Member
wow so now that ur broke they eat the water right
 
kerryve
Member
Oh that's another story, I bought Cichlid pellets for R72 Absolutely rediculous! and they don't even eat it!!! let alone what ive spent on the gravel... really broke!
 
inari
Member
yeah I know my betta refuses pellets and flakes now but i'm hoping he gets better here soon :S
 
Joe G
Member
In my nursery tank I have blue gravel.
 
wolfman21
Member
I mix tan-colored gravel with black and very little light purple. It looks really neat
 
Neville
Member
I have black and white gravel. want to put sand color gravel in my new 75 gallon tank.
 
wolfman21
Member
I want to get some sand, too for my cories and ghost shrimp. The cories will like it because it will be easier on their barbels, and the ghost shrimp will like it to burrow in.
 
tan.b
Member
I like natural browny cream coloured gravel.
 
genie
Member
Black!!
 

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