Aquarium Gravel & Sands
Aquarium Gravel and Aquarium Sand
Why is gravel and sand needed in a fish tank? Well, leaving your tank with a bare bottom will result in the water needing to be changed for more frequently in order to stop harmful waste from building up. Adding fish tank gravel or sand provides bacteria with a bed to live in and ensures that your aquarium is a safe environment for your fish to live in.
There are many benefits of adding aquarium sand and gravel to your tank. These include, but aren't limited to:
- Substrate for Plants: Aquarium plants often require a substrate to anchor their roots and provide them with essential nutrients. Sand and gravel can serve as a suitable substrate for aquatic plants, allowing them to grow and flourish.
- Hiding Places for Fish: Many fish species, particularly bottom-dwellers and shy species, appreciate having hiding spots or areas where they can burrow. Sand and gravel provide suitable substrates for these behaviors, helping to reduce stress and promote natural behaviors.
- Natural Behavior Simulation: Sand and gravel substrates allow fish to engage in natural behaviors, such as sifting through the substrate for food, burrowing, and digging. Providing a substrate that supports these behaviors can contribute to the overall well-being of your aquatic pets.
Aquarium gravel and sand is also cheap to buy, which means that there is never a reason to not add it to your tank, whilst it also adds greatly to the overall look and feel of your fish tank, especially if you go with a coloured gravel option.
Contact Complete Aquatics today if you are ensure which products to buy for your fish tank and our friendly team will be happy to help.