Petco River Rock Shallow Creek Aquarium Gravel, 20 lbs.
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- Aids in propagation of beneficial bacteria
- Adds depth and beauty to aquariums, water gardens, ponds and terrariums
- Made of non-toxic fish safe materials and colors
- Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
- For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
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Petco River Rock Shallow Creek Aquarium GravelPetco Aquarium Gravel is ideal for freshwater and safe for marine aquariums. This high quality gravel has colorful, durable coatings specifically developed for their permanence and non-toxicity. The gravel is processed to remove potentially harmful debris and materials. It will not affect the water's chemistry, nor harm any fish, invertebrates or plants. Can be used in aquariums, ponds, water gardens and terrariums.
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The majority of the stones are rounded and some feel slightly polished, though it's likely an aquarium safe coating of some type. It is a nice mix of colors, shapes, and sizes, but overall the stones are quite large. It would not be an easy or ideal substrate for planting in. I also wouldn't use a deep bed, the space between the stones allows particulate matter to settle deeply and it's too large and heavy for normal siphon type gravel vacs. Used as a single layer however, it is quite easy to maintain since a quick stir when doing water changes releases most build up. The size also makes it unlikely to develop anaerobic pockets. In a single layer, it's a nice easy to clean substrate for turtle, crayfish, and aquatic frog set-ups as well as some fish.
It's natural looking and attractive on its own, but it is a fairly light color and some fish prefer and look better with dark substrates. A small amount mixed with a natural black small grain substrate also creates a nice look.