sand or gravel?

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by HODDY, 21 Aug 2008.

  1. HODDY

    HODDY Newly Registered

    Hi, quick question. I am getting some pymgy cories tomorrow but i heard that gravel can be uncomfortable for them. But sand seems a pain for planting plants. Would you go with sand or gravel?

    Thanks,Ben. :D
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    worksop, nottinghamshire
    i had gravel with cory's, it created no big problems. Gravel also lets waste fo through and provides nutrients to the roots - doesnt matter that much if you have a nutrient rich substrate. Sand isnt to bad for planting - you will get the hang of it.
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

    Leamington Spa, UK.
    As long as it isn't too big a grain, and isn't sharp in any way then it should be fine :) Thought about maybe having a sandy area perhaps?

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