Sand as substrate for goldfish pond?


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What do you think? Trying to make it a little more interesting for Gilbert. Some people say it's a good substrate as they can pick through it.
 
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Gravel would trap more debris than sand and much more quickly. Waste sits on top of the sand, but it will settle between the gravel much easier than sand. The problem sand has is, if it's too deep and doesn't get stirred around it can develop pockets of gas that can poison fish if released.
 
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Gravel would trap more debris than sand and much more quickly
That's true I suppose - however gravel is easier to stir up to get the debris moving. Also, bacteria will colonize the gravel and help break down the debris that settles - not sure if the same is true of sand.

Any gravel layer that you add to a pond bottom should be shallow.
 
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