SIZE OF SUBSTRATE: Substrates vary widely when it comes to size – the whole thing from sands consisting of very tiny particles to larger river rocks. Large particle substrates allow more uneaten food and waste to penetrate into it leading to toxic build ups if not cleaned. Small particle substrates can compact which may lead to areas that lack oxygen. These areas can in the end release hydrogen sulfide – a substance that may be extremely toxic to fish. The size of the particles also has a big have an effect on on the health of the fish and the ease of cleaning. As an example, some fish like to scoop the substrate in their mouth and move it around. It’s not a good suggestion to mix these species with sand because the small particles can irritate them. Sand can be relatively difficult to clean as the small particles incessantly get vacuumed out of the tank in conjunction with the waste. However, some fish enjoy making nests or homes out of the substrate and in these instances, large particle sizes would not be conducive to this habit. As you’ll see, you will need to research the specific needs of your fish when bearing in mind the appropriate particle size.
SAFE & HIGH QUALITY: This aquarium, terrarium and fish tank substrate is protected, non-toxic and eco-friendly. This product is made of only the most productive quality materials to be had to the manufacturer. This product comes with a life-time warranty guaranteed by the manufacturer that guarantees quality upon receipt.
CHOOSING YOUR SUBSTRATE: Some species of fish require certain water parameters. If in case you have unique fish that has special needs you will have to research those needs before making your purchase to see if this product will work for your pet fish.
CHOOSING A COLOR: The color of the substrate you select, despite the fact that a personal choice, can drastically have an effect on how your tank and fish appear. Research how dark, light and bright colors will have an effect on the look of your pet fish, tank or terrarium before you’re making your purchase to ensure this is the color you need.
HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED: When you are adding your substrate (e.g. gravel, rock, marble, and so forth), you need to get a layer 2 inches deep for tanks under 55 gallons, and 4 inches deep for larger tanks. A good guideline is to use 1.5 to 2 pounds per gallon of aquarium water for smaller tanks, and twice that for tanks over 55 gallons. Taller tanks need less substrate, and wider tanks might need more. This guideline is most often applied to most substrates, including gravel, rock, marbles, and so forth.
WASHING SUBSTRATES: Please thoroughly prewash any and ALL substrates in clean fresh water BEFORE use.