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    Need opinions on best substrate to use for viewing cherry red shrimp. I thought about going with white sand, natural sand, or black Eco Complete. It will be a planted tank. Will also keep some plecos in there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovy Jeff View Post
    Need opinions on best substrate to use for viewing cherry red shrimp. I thought about going with white sand, natural sand, or black Eco Complete. It will be a planted tank. Will also keep some plecos in there as well.
    I think the eco-complete would show the shrimp better. Really bring the red out in them.
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    I really like pool filter sand.. they stand out well on it and it's easy to keep clean

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    I like a dark substrate, ecocomplete or floramax. Gives a nice contrast so the shrimp pop out visually.

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    Darker substrate will make them look more dark and solid in color.
    A lighter color substrate will make them looks pale as they adjust color to blend in there environment.

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    Black Diamond or Black Beauty (brand varies by location) blasting grit. Dirt cheap, actually coal slag but looks/acts like sand aside from the lack of a diatom bloom a week or two after you put it into the tank. Go for the largest grain size, even that's pretty small. Completely inert, and it's much easier than sand to rinse clean as well.

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    . Will also keep some plecos in there as well.
    which ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    which ones?
    I am not versed at all on plecos. Not sure what I got. Some look like the garden variety pleco, some have mottled vertical stripping, and one is a blue eyed white. All are a little over an inch long.

    I have 4 albinos in my community tank that I have had for at least 9 months and some have doubled in size and some barely at all; biggest one is 2". Am I correct in assuming that the bigger ones may be female?

    I will try to get some pics this weekend.
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    Went with the Black Diamond blasting grit medium. I washed it yesterday; very easy. We will get some water on it this week.
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