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Old 10-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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pool filter sand

Do you think a 50 pound bag would be good now for a 29 gallon tank
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You would have a pretty deep substrate. You might want something that messes around in the sand
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I have only god know how many mts in the tank already ill just have to pick them out of the gravel when I'm scooping it out. How deep of a sand bed would I want ideally?
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Haha 50lbs is wayyy more than enough. I didnt even use half my bag. You want like 2 inches of sand but its really up to you if you wanna go deeper or not
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Ok thanx look like I'm going to be switching out the gravel tonight
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Make sure you rinse the sand really good by pouring some in a bucket and putting a garden hose in it and pushing it to the bottom and letting the cloudy water overflow until the water turns almost clear. Otherwise your water will be cloudy and it can grit up your filter
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Will do thanx!!!!
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Do I need to worry about bacteria colony or will my filter pad have enough bb in it???
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:56 PM   #9
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The filter has most of your bb. Just rinse really good. And most people prefer 2-3 inches. Some 4 if they are planting.
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are mts a pain? What is there bioload and do they overrun your tank
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