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Old 08-29-2005, 09:40 AM   #11
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does it mader what kind of sand i get if its a FOWLR tank? if so what kind? and is playsand always that kind?
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:54 AM   #12
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and if i use the shrimp method about how long does it take to cycle?
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:56 AM   #13
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If you are in Penn., you should be able to buy Old Castle and Yard Right Tropical Play Sand with ease.. That is what I would recommend...
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:00 AM   #14
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A few things.

Sand - I would recommend Argonite Sand to buffer your pH to 8.2 - I use some live.. some regular. You get 10 lbs less for the live over the regular at the LFS for the same price.

Rock - Clean off the rock gently in saltwater from the tank.. set it in a styrofoam box or a bucket and put a few towels over it soaked in saltwater.

From what I have seen of your posts I would say if you have a tank that was left alone for a month or two and you have dead fish floating around in it. I would strip the tank and use a dead fish to cycle it again or raw shrimp and take readings until your levels zero out on ammonia and nitrite and you get some nitrate readings. Personally I couldn't own an aquarium if I let it sit and rot for 8 weeks using an automatic timer for food.



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u said Clean off the rock gently in saltwater from the tank the water in the tank is all dirty and sick should i till do it?
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:36 PM   #17
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Use fresh Salt Water... Having so many posts is part of the problem.. Try to only stay on 1 or 2 of them.
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