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Old 12-17-2002, 02:49 PM   #11
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My tank is a 55 and has only a couple of Lbs. in it.

My local Home Depot has Southdown tropical caribean play sand. Is this the stuff that I want?
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:54 PM   #12
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Yup, that's the stuff. You'll need enough to make at least 3" of sandbed.

I don't envy you on doing this, but it will be nice when it's done! Good luck!!
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:56 PM   #13
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yes that is what you want, your lucky it is not available here in the southeast. I think with your whisper, you will be fine with the ph you have. When you get 1-2 lbs of rock per gallon, you can take the cart out of the whisper and just use it for circulation.
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:59 PM   #14
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Will my fish be fine in a bucket for a few hours while I do this change. Also I have a feeling the water is going to be cloudy and have particles through it. Will this hurt my fish when I put them back in?

This stuuf is only $5 for 50 lbs. Thats $100 I wasted on CC. Why didn't I find this board of experts before I did this?

Ohh Well, you live and learn

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Old 12-17-2002, 03:14 PM   #15
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This stuuf is only $5 for 50 lbs. Thats $100 I wasted on CC. Why didn't I find this board of experts before I did this?
LOL, we've all been there before, take heart, you've found us now, I didn't get involved in the internet, until I'd been in the hobby for 10yrs. Think how much money I wasted.

If you put an air pump in the bucket they'll be fine for a couple of hours. The silt shouldn't affect anything, they are semi used to it, from storms in the ocean.
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Where is a good place to buy live sand. Anyone have a good recommendation?
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:32 PM   #17
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If he's still in business http://www.candybass.com used to sell a "seeding live sand" that was pretty good, I think Aaron (fishfreek) got some from him and liked it.
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How many Lbs. should I buy? I have a 55 gal. I am going to get 100 lbs of that sand. That should get me 4".
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How many Lbs. of LS should I buy? I have a 55 gal. I am going to get 100 lbs of that sand. That should get me 4".
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How many lbs. of LS should I buy. I am going to put 100lbs of sand in. That should get me 4". I have a 55 gal. tank.
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