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Old 02-09-2014, 11:10 PM   #11
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I like pool filter sand or Petco brand black sand. Both have worked well for me. I also use Eco-complete (yes I have MTS) lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:52 PM   #12
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This is mine with pool filter sand. Started sand few weeks ago. Much easier clean up and it's heavy enough it doesn't get in the filter
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:18 AM   #13
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Here's mine in my tanks. Pool filter sand is like $10 for a 50 lb bag. Wont ever use anything but!!! First pic is much more indication of what it REALLY looks like. Others look much brighter Click image for larger version

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Thank you so much for the heads up. Seems so much easier to clean out and use.. Looks very natural too.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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I just used sillica sand (pool filter sand) and I love it. I have black gravel in my 29g but I like the sand better. It easier to clean and my fish seem to love it. It was a pain in the *** to clean though. I bought 100# and spent about 1-1/2 hrs washing it in buckets in the tub. Even after that my water still clouded up for a few days after I did my aqua scaping but it cleared quickly with the filter (Aqua clear 110).
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I just used sillica sand (pool filter sand) and I love it. I have black gravel in my 29g but I like the sand better. It easier to clean and my fish seem to love it. It was a pain in the *** to clean though. I bought 100# and spent about 1-1/2 hrs washing it in buckets in the tub. Even after that my water still clouded up for a few days after I did my aqua scaping but it cleared quickly with the filter (Aqua clear 110).

Agreed. Took a while Too clean and have clear run off and when I put it in my tank it was cloudy a few days but cleared up with filter. But now after weeks it's Amazing. Will not go back to gravel EVER!
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