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Substrate Suggestions for OEBT visibility?


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White. I have black for my BTOE and its hard to see adults, nearly impossible to see babies. I think I would enjoy them more if I could see them better.

 

I saw someone selling in the marketplace (not OEBTs) and they had pics of their tank with caribsea torpedo beach sand, which I thought was a nice looking substrate... I may give that a try, but I thought id try to get some input from anyone that may have already found something that they look good on (and have some pictures, perhaps) 

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I saw someone selling in the marketplace (not OEBTs) and they had pics of their tank with caribsea torpedo beach sand, which I thought was a nice looking substrate... I may give that a try, but I thought id try to get some input from anyone that may have already found something that they look good on (and have some pictures, perhaps) 

In the near future Im going to break the tank down add white sand. Big problems is all the babies. Hard to see and Im afraid some will be missed.

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Don't wanna hijack your thread but, can you safely add new substrate on top of old sand? I dont plan on cover the entire tank just a small section probably 4"x4" using white aquarium gravel. I just want to be able to see the OEBT better without having the yellow neos disappear either.

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I have seen them in tanks with mossy substrate and the green looks really nice behind the blue/orange! Maybe try a carpeting plant or mosses?

From Google:

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Also you could try a redish/clay color, although their eyes would probably be invisible...

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I saw someone selling in the marketplace (not OEBTs) and they had pics of their tank with caribsea torpedo beach sand, which I thought was a nice looking substrate... I may give that a try, but I thought id try to get some input from anyone that may have already found something that they look good on (and have some pictures, perhaps) 

that was my tank. it just regular substrate, does nothing to the water parameters

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Don't wanna hijack your thread but, can you safely add new substrate on top of old sand? I dont plan on cover the entire tank just a small section probably 4"x4" using white aquarium gravel. I just want to be able to see the OEBT better without having the yellow neos disappear either.

Its not unsafe, but the two usually end up mixing over time. Whichever is heavier will sink to the bottom.  With no fish in the tank to move stuff around it might be ok.

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Its not unsafe, but the two usually end up mixing over time. Whichever is heavier will sink to the bottom. With no fish in the tank to move stuff around it might be ok.

Ah, never thought about the gravel slowly sinking into the sand. I'm probably going to get one of those zeolite boards and toss it in the middle.

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