Flat Sand?

stillmefromtheotherworld

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THis may seem really stupid but I've always wondered why people stress that you should smooth the sand on your aquarium bottom. Besides slanting the substrate, lots of fish keepers say to smooth your substrate.
Is this actually functional or just decorative??? Because uneven sand looks a bit better IMO.

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Kaf
 

iloveengl

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^^ True, cichlidman. Or you may have loaches or some such that like to roam the sand and will make their own paths. Either way, I don't think that aspect of having sand substrate is terribly important.

It would be wise, if you don't have MTS in your tank, to stir the sand occasionally; I use a chopstick. Stirring up the sand will release any trapped air/gas bubbles that can cause harm to bottom dwellers (so I've been told.)
 

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Well i noticed that when my first guppies died a lot of them went into the deep places to die... But it doesn't actually do any harm to have an uneven landscape because i think it makes their life a little interesting
Can you imagine what our lives would be like if we had no hills and valleys?
 
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