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    If you have limestone or anything similar, you can apply a little vinegar to it. If it fizzes, you probably shouldn't use it for most freshwater fish. But livebearers should be okay with it.

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    Thanks jimscott
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    um, I say you should just go to your hardware store. usually things like terracotta pots look good to. But you MUST fill in the hole or you fish might get stuck, or if you brake it, sand it and wash it.

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    Whole terraccotta pots seem to scream "Cichlid Breeding Setup" to me, although broken may look nice, especially if you'd get a bit of algae on it after awhile to make it look a bit more natural. But then again I like things that look more realistically furnished and natural as opposed to bare bottom breeding setups which are logically more practical but not nearly as aesthetically pleasing.

    My LFS (local fish store, not Long Fiber sphagnum) does sell rocks by the pound (mostly gravel) and larger display pieces (sometimes by the piece or by the lb) so that may be a place to look if most people are not like me and tend to horde rocks they find on their own and can just pick some up easily around the house.

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    I personally like they look of sand, broken terracotta, and rocks but, there has to be some grass like algae in there or it looks barren.

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    Ohhh yeah, with sand that would look quite nice...and with some hair grass, or whatever you call it, pretty cool. Although isn't sand as a substrate a bit of a PITA with any sort of current? Never tried it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegedhuman View Post
    I like things that look more realistically furnished and natural as opposed to bare bottom breeding setups which are logically more practical but not nearly as aesthetically pleasing.

    LOL, I take it that PVC piping is out of the question....

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    Well sand is kinda hard. I would only use regular play sand very well wash out leaving only the larger parts that would be more likely to sink. I would only suggest sand for amphibians though as gravel is not the safest substrate for them

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