Setting Up Your Aquarium Step 2: The Bottom of the Tank

Building your Fish Tank Bottom / Floor

Setting up a new aquarium can be an exciting and pleasurable experience, but you must ensure it is done correctly to avoid rookie errors and later complications.

The floor, or bottom, of your aquarium will form the focal point and main habit for the species of fish you are keeping.

It is recommended that, when adding gravel, you attempt to build a landscape that slopes down towards the front of the aquarium. This will develop a better perspective and appearance for the hobbyist, and help any plants planted at the rear establish deeper root growth and be closer to a light source.

plants in sand

The ideal depth for gravel or sand (substrate) in your fish tank should vary between 5-8cm, or 2-3" inches in depth.

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