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Pure Water Pebbles® Cichlid Sand, Gravel and Substrate will maintain the range of pH levels needed to maintain a healthier aquarium for your cichlid pet fish. African Cichlids prefer alkaline water conditions with a pH levels 7.0 or higher. The pH level ranges for our African Cichlid Substrates can be seen at our African Cichlid Substrates page. Our African Cichlid Substrate are 100% Natural and are great material to help purify your fish tank water.

CaribSea African Cichlid Mix Aquarium Substrate | Gravel & Sand | PetSmart

I just bought 3 bags (60 lbs total) of Eco Complete African Cichlid Substrate for my 55 gallon tank...I got the gravel; NOT the sand. The gravel is like crushed shells and stuff. Supposedly, it helps to "re-create the African Rift Lake environment".

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CaribSea African Cichlid Mix Aquarium Substrate | Gravel & Sand | PetSmart If you're doing African cichlids, yes, pH buffering is a concern. For most other freshwater setups, pea gravel is great. Me?... I've got a 55gal with half Lowe's pea gravel and half crushed coral. It looks great, and I've had no issues with pH imbalance.

Cichlid-Forum • Eco-Complete African Cichlid Gravel

Both the sand and the gravel contain aragonite that will help to maintain the basic, hard water that African cichlids need. There's no reference to planted aquariums.

African Cichlid Substrates Rift Lake Gravel Dry 20lb {bin-2}


Why use ? First of all, it's minerologically complete. This substrate contains Aragonite, making it a perfect African cichlid substrate. Aragonite, which is unique to just CaribSea substrates, maintains the high pH African Cichlids need without the constant addition of chemicals. When the pH in your aquarium falls below 8.2, Aragonite snaps into action, breaking down into calcium (great for water hardness), carbonate (your buffer), and various beneficial trace elements like Magnesium. Your pH comes back up and the tank stays healthy, all without ever adding a single chemical. Other types of calcium carbonate don't react until the pH is in the mid 7's. In fact, Aragonite holds the highest pH of any gravel or sand, and has up to 30 times the buffering capacity of Dolomite, Calcite ("crushed corals"), or Oyster shell! Plus, unlike ordinary substrates, Aragonite never needs replacement, buffering automatically for the life of an aquarium. Eco-Complete™ for African Cichlids has a unique composition that re-creates the African Rift Lake environment in your aquarium.The bags says "no rinsing required – packed in water conditioning solution for immediate results. Maintain the high pH African Cichlids need without the constant addition of chemicals. Contains live water purifying bacteria." However, the sand says that too and I have read many reviews from people that have used the sand and most say that a good rinsing really is recommended. Soooo, I am wondering if the "gravel" that I bought is the same way? Should I rinse the gravel before putting it into my aquarium? I can see that there are some very fine (sand like) particles that have settled to the bottom of the bags. Rinse or don't rinse?I am getting ready to set up my first cichlid tank. It is a 125 gallon (6ft long) that I am planning on stocking with Malawi cichlid. I am curious if anyone has used this product (Eco-Complete African Cichlid Gravel) it states that it will maintain the high PH cichlids need without adding any chemicals. But for 125 gallon tank it recommends 1 pound of gravel for each gallon of water. So I would need 6 bags for a total cost of 161.00, which seems like an aweful lot of gravel. How many pounds are normally added to 125 gallon? Pure Water Pebbles® Cichlid Sand, Gravel and Substrates will maintain the range of pH levels needed to maintain a healthier aquarium for your cichlid pet fish. African Cichlids prefer alkaline water conditions with a pH levels 7.0 or higher. The pH level ranges for our African Cichlid Substrates can be seen at our African Cichlid Substrates page. Our African Cichlid Substrates are 100% Natural and are great material to help purify your fish tank water.