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Thread: Substrate depth

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    what is the best depth of substrate for my tank?
    I have fine sand (<1mm) in a tank with no rooted live plants plants, that will house corydoras, neon tetras and shrimp.
    Best depth??

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    1-1.5" should be enough. You don't want it too deep as it can trap gases.

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    I suggest 3/4 inch.

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    I have mine about 1 inch think, maybe a little less. Seam to work great and easier to clean as well
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    you dont need any sand in your tank at all... that being said, i have in my shrimp tank about 1/2 an inch and i like it.
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