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So im gonna eventually switch to sand. Either gonna be black or tan (maybe pfs or carib sea gold sunset) But wanted to get an idea of what it would look like before doing all the work cleaning it. Had some bits o nuts laying around what do you guys think black or tannish ?

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Rocksor replied the topic: Which color substrate

If carib sunset sand is as big as tahitian moon sand, then expect the python to suck some up. The PFS sand is much larger in grain and hardly gets sucked up by the python. The colors for PFS vary in color by region. Mine is a light cream color, whereas as for the Midwest, I have seen it more tan in color.

If you even think you will get sandsifters like from the thorichthys or geophagus or gymnogeophagus groups in the future, stick with the carib sunset.

For a black background, I prefer a tan sand. However, if you have tan/gold cichlids, you either want a lighter color sand (pale white) or a much darker color sand so that the fish stand out.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Which color substrate

Rock I have black sand in the 55 gal not really worried about it getting sucked up
I put a real fine pasta strainer in the toilet right under the hose catches everything.

Im just stuck on black or tan....pfs in my area is real pale looking not a big fan
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DMD123 replied the topic: Which color substrate

I just find black sand/gravel to be a bit too much. It just seems too dark of a substrate. I like the larger grained sand. I use the CaribSea Peace River and absolutely love it. The other stuff I have in my Oscar tank is called Lapis Lustre and it is a really cheap construction sand that can be found at places that do gravel.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Which color substrate

I like the black. the 2nd color is nice too but I prefer the black.
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Which color substrate

Black. You know I love my salt n peppa
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DMD123 replied the topic: Which color substrate

Hey Frank what is that tan stuff? Is it the lighting or is it really that yellow looking?
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Black substrate is nice, but just make sure you have really good lighting and avoid a dark tank backing because they can make the tank, quite dark.

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Which color substrate

Its estes bits o walnuts...pretty close to what the sunset gold sand would look like
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DMD123 replied the topic: Which color substrate

I like the colors Estes has. In fact my 210g used to have the Deep River gravel and I liked it a lot. The only issue was that they ran the colored stuff in the same machine as the natural. So I had to pick out a ton of neon blue, pink and green. Not cool!
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