Does Anyone Know Where I Could Get Smooth Black Gravel?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by Over It, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I just got some more Corydoras and I want to switch my brown gravel for some black. Problem is I can only find smooth brown gravel like what I already have and all the black gravel is much courser and sharp.
    Does anyone know where I could find some that is smooth?
  2. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Something like this maybe?

    I use pea gravel. Not the color you're looking for, just saying it's a heck of a lot less expensive than aquarium gravel.
  3. matsungit

    matsungitWell Known MemberMember

    You can try your local hardware (Home Depot) or garden supply (OSH or Armstrong) for smooth river stones or polished pebbles. They're pretty popular for landscaping.
  4. Cichlids Stole My Heart

    Cichlids Stole My HeartValued MemberMember

    Is Fluval Stratum out of your price range? It's one of the softest substrates I've ever used, but it's a little pricey. However it's also perfect for planted tanks and shrimp depending on what you're planning on doing with your tanks.
  5. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    Does your lfs not carry black gravel? If not try any store that carries fish supplies or like others said, the hardware store. Becareful of any additives or chemicals
  6. OP

    Over ItWell Known MemberMember

    I have never seen Fluval Stratum before. TBF I haven't really either. I'll check it out.

    Yes they have black gravel, but I wanted something really smooth. I don't like sand and I needed something that would be ok for my Corydoras.
  7. OP

    Over ItWell Known MemberMember

  8. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    I use CaribSea Flora Max for my 10 gallons, which is crushed lava rock, and my pygmy corydoras just do fine. They forage and everything and no barbells have every been injured

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