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Old 03-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Why is my sand in my 10gallon tank so dirty?

On Sunday I switched from gravel to sand but the sand is really dirty
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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The dirt is all the fish waste that used to get under the gravel. Since you have sand it stays at the top. Just suck it out with a gravel vac.
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2 male guppies, cherry red cichlid, yellow lab cichlid, blue electric zebra cichlid, kongi cichlid, red pladie and a small Pleco but I'm only using him to clear up my tank and then I put him in my brothers tank to clear up his until I have more algae.
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If by pladie, you mean a red platyy, then he needs more buddies. also, what kinda pleco, some get feet upon feet in length...
Also, not sure about the cichlids you have, how big do they get, dont zebras get big?
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I am not a cichlid expert but i thought they are supposed to be homed in a bigger tank. Not a 10G. But other experts will probably chime in here later.
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My platy was the survivor of my PH spike I feel so bad that I can't get him a female and I'm broke so I'm waiting for the week end and my zebra was a birthday present same with the Pleco but my zebra is really small
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And also guppies i think is a shoaling fish so you need to have at least five or more of them to thrive.
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Yeah guppies are, and i think the cichlids are too, but dont know much about them. Youd need a much bigger tank to keep them. You can have platies and guppies, but they breed fast in a ten, so watch out. Id take everyone else back unless you wana buy a big tank..
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I agree you need to rehome the cichlids and the pleco NOW!!!!!!!
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