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Hi all I need some advice about substrate
I'm about to set up a new tank (bigger) and i was going to use fine sand as a substrate. I don't like it when my axi swallows sand and someone suggested having a layer of sand "glued" to the bottom using aquarium sealant . I like the idea to help keep the tank clean but does an axi "scrape" his belly when he walks ie would this cause any problems for my axi.



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You don't really need any substrate.



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Thanks for the reply
I've had a tank with no substrate but I didn't like the way it looked and I always thought my guy struggled walking on it
With the bigger tank I was going to add loads of hiding places and fake plants but I was thinking of 'gluing' plants and caves into place



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