Re: NANFA-L-- Bubbles from the substrate

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Bubbles from the substrate
Date: Tue Dec 28 2004 - 09:30:02 CST

In a message dated 12/28/04 9:47:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> You're lucky, I have a 20 gallon tank with mollies in it where the
> salt kills the MTS (or-in-least keeps them closed in their shells all
> day) but I have to stir the gravel every durn day. It smells horrible
> too! I used pea sized river rocks in that tank instead of the black
> aquarium stuff I normally use. It makes everything seem yellowish and
> I would venture a guess that that is what is causing my anarobic
> problems too.
> Jim

I've found that gravel like the pea sized rock you are using is much worse
for generating gasses than sand or mud is. I think it has to do with the food
particles falling down between the grains and rotting. I like the MTS because
they dig for those morsels of food better than even loaches.


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