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Old 04-09-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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So I was thinking because my substrate is all gravel, I'd add some aquarium sand to a spot where there is less gravel, specifically for my cories. Because I already have fish in my tank, can I still add some sand?
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So I was thinking because my substrate is all gravel, I'd add some aquarium sand to a spot where there is less gravel, specifically for my cories. Because I already have fish in my tank, can I still add some sand?
Yes, you can save money too by going to a pool store and picking up pool filter sand for 8-10 bucks. It is silica sand an is inert, will not change your water chemistry. Clean the dust out in a bucket, turn off the filter when you add it. Any dust should settle in about 15 minutes. The filter will not sick it up unless you practically poor it near the intake while it's on. Good luck!
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Thank you for replying so fast! so if I can't find any pool filter sand, would it still be ok to add aquarium sand?
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Blasting sand or silica sand would work. Just got to rinse it like mad and it's cheaper
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Ok so I live in Canada, so what kind of stores would carry these types of sand?
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I live in Canada too, and when I was looking for pool filter sand I goofed pool supplier in my area.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:11 AM   #8
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So would the sand only be at locally owned stores or could it be at chain stores also, such as home depot?
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Just look for silica sand at any pool supply store, home depot/lowes may carry it.
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Okay sweet, thanks, I'll start to look around
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