How To Transition From Gravel To Sand? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by Sequoia, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. SequoiaValued MemberMember

    So in my 10g I’m changing the theme from an asian theme (that looks like a diasater) to an underwater shipwreck and I’m going to change the substrate from gravel to sand. The tank is stocked with 1 male betta and 2 nerite snails that he’s friendly with. So is it okay if I take him out of the tank change all the substrate and then acclimate to the new environment?
  2. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    You could do that or you could take a small cup and scoop some gravel out and add sand little by little till you get the look you like or you could push the gravel up front towards the back add sand to the front then cover the existing gravel with more sand and it will look like there was never gravel in there to begin with. I did a gravel to sand transition in my 55 about a year and a half ago with all fish still in there and everyone did perfectly fine. Good luck!
  3. SequoiaValued MemberMember

    Thanks for the advice! I’ll see which one would be better for my situation!