fish that like to bury, would probably prefer sand, and i think sand is easier to look after coz stuff setlles on the top raather than sinks between it, so you can just hoover off the top, if you do suck any up it settles on the bottom of the bucket and you can just put it back in after.
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If you have sand, MTS's (malaysian trumpet snails) are fantastic as they burrow through the sand, keeping it aereated, and the eat all the c**p left by the fish too, totally recommend getting some if you get sand
Fruitbat wrote: I read somewhere, might have been EagleC actualy, that said kids play sand is fine to use. Is that right? Because I can get 25kg for £1.50 at work rather than £4.50 for 2kg of very wet sand from lfs.
I take it it just needs washing first. I am going to try the same thing as Symmo and create an area for cory's to play in.
I've not used playsand but know that many fishkeepers do. So long as its clean, fresh and washed its good to use but dont put it too deep.
Also probably mentioned already but if you want live plants you should add something under the sand to allow the root to feed properly, like laterite.
I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but play sand can be found at the Early Learning Centre shops and various other places that sell sand for kid's sand pits. I found it looked a bit orange though when it was wet so I got some Silver Sand from a local garden centre.