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Old 07-04-2011, 01:58 AM   #31
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That was very informational, thanks! Actually I live just north of Columbus Ohio I'll look into everything I know we have a filter downstairs that has a skimmer attached to it (don't know why we have it no one has ever done a saltwater aquarium in my family). But I'll look online and around for sure! Plus I'll see if that filter could work...
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:00 AM   #32
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Does all-purpose sand work? I was just looking at lowes online and try had a 50lb bag between 2&4$!
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:00 AM   #33
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And play sand works amazing it is a very fine grain, but if you mix it with a larger grain sand it'll not only keep costs down but give your sand a different consistantcy. I just used a bag on my 125 and it worked great! Don't ever pay 50 bucks for 50 lbs of sand....that's crazy
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:01 AM   #34
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Okay, then I'll probably try the all-purpose sand and maybe my grandpa has some extra(he's in construction and has a bunch of random stuff)
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:10 AM   #35
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If you don't have a tank yet, petco is having a sale. It goes up to 55g, but I honestly recommend a 40g breeder. It has a lot more surface area and looks better. The 55 is too narrow.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:12 AM   #36
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Yeah I would but there are two 55 gal on craigslist around here that are dirt cheap that in going to look at and make sure they work. I really don't want to pass up a $15 or a $35 55 gallon!
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:16 AM   #37
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Oh wow, that's a great deal! Hopefully you can get one.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:18 AM   #38
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I agree they both said that they can hold water and will test if need reassurance and all they need is some cleaning and a few touch ups on the paint on the metaly plastic parts that cover the bottom!
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Very true scottayy, and aquakai I do agree with him, it just boils down to personal preference, just please don't pay $1/lb for sand, you could get 100 lbs of sand for a fraction of that
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Okay thanks I don't think that I'd pay that even if it was " the best sand around"! But thanks for the heads up on savings
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