Hugo Kamishi Quartz White Gravel 1mm

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Hugo Kamishi Quartz white gravel 1mm  ( approximate guideline) is a quartz based gravel which looks stunning in aquariums .

A Fine extra white grade of between 0.8-1.2mm

Hugo Say – When it comes to the diameter of the stones, there is a wide selection to choose from. As a rule, the faster the water flows within the habitat, the larger the size of grain you can use. This also helps to support good root formation for larger plants. You will also need to give some thought to the types of fish that will live in your tank. If you have bottom feeding fish, you will definitely need to choose rounded gravel so that your pets don’t injure themselves on any sharp edges. Once you have found the right kind of quartz gravel, you should rinse it thoroughly in cold water before putting it into the tank.

As an alternative to quartz gravel, you could use quartz sand, which is also available in a variety of colours. It’s perfect for fish that like to burrow and is pretty much a must for most types of catfish and angelfish. That said, using sand will theoretically limit the selection of plants you can use, as not all plants will find enough stability in such a loose substrate. You can counterbalance this potential drawback by adding larger stones around the plants to protect them.

Substrates vary widely in terms of particle size – everything from sands consisting of very tiny particles to larger river rocks. Large particle substrates allow more uneaten food and waste to penetrate into it leading to toxic build ups if not cleaned. Small particle substrates can compact which may lead to areas that lack oxygen. These areas can eventually release hydrogen sulfide – a substance that is extremely toxic to fish.
The size of the particles also has a big impact on the health of the fish and the ease of cleaning. For instance, some fish like to scoop the substrate in their mouth and move it around. It is not a good idea to mix these species with sand because the small particles can irritate them. Sand can also be somewhat difficult to clean as the small particles often get vacuumed out of the tank along with the waste. On the other hand, some fish enjoy making nests or homes out of the substrate and in these instances, large particle sizes would not be conducive to this habit. As you can see, it is important to research the specific needs of your fish when considering the appropriate particle size.

The most important function that gravel serves is to provide a home for beneficial bacteria. Those bacterial colonies are necessary to eliminate waste produced by the fish, leftover food, and plant debris in the aquarium. If the bacteria don’t have a comfy gravel bed to live in they will find other places, but may not grow in sufficient quantities to keep the aquarium safe for your fish.

 

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5Kg, 15Kg

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