A great selection of aquarium
gravel! Tropical aquariums never looked so good!
Order fish tank gravel online and with mail order delivery have it delivered to your door!
gravel is the most popular choice of substrate in the tropical aquarium, and is available in every colour of the
rainbow! There is a huge variety of textures and particle sizes on the market and we stock a huge
selection fish tank gravel - just scroll down the page and take a look!
You will need to ensure
that the gravel is inert and will not alter the PH of the water. Particle size is important. 3-4mm allows
a good water flow through the gravel, and in doing so 'good' bacteria feed on fish waste and toxins. It is
important that gravel is cleaned regularly using a siphon; we recommend once a fortnight, or once a month
minimum for a lightly-stocked tank, to draw out larger debris and toxins.
You should consider
very carefully your choice of substrate - it won't be so easy to change once the tank is running as it was to
put in! Whilst a white substrate will look fantastic initially in your tropical aquarium, it is unlikely
to stay that way. Even tiny amounts of fish waste will make the tank look unsightly, as will the smallest
amount of algae. A fish tank gravel made up of a number of different shades will camouflage any
detritus and algae, not to mention give a more natural look in the tropical fish tank.
Whether gravel or sand,
the substrate must be thoroughly rinsed before use in the tropical aquarium to wash away any fine
particles. We do this by placing approximately 2 kilos of substrate in a bucket, filling halfway with
water, swilling a few times and draining the water off, and repeating until the water runs
should be made when choosing substrate for aquarium plants and we stock a number of types of gravel specially
designed to promote plant health.
We are pleased to present possibly the biggest
selection of aquarium gravel available online today. We're delighted to offer some great
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