Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-30-2011, 05:14 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
1 LARA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 424
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharkbait54 View Post
Can u clean the sand just like gravel?
+1 on that ????
__________________

__________________
Check Parameters First Ask Question Second

CORYDORABLE
1 LARA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 05:15 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nubster
I really like the black sand that you can get at Petco. It's their own brand but it looks nice and has a great size. It's also smooth so it would be cory friendly. $17 for a 20 pound bad. Not the cheapest but for a 20 gallon tank one bag should be all you need. Tahitian Moon is good stuff too.
Well pfs is only 5$ for 50 pounds
__________________

__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jwh0818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 5,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharkbait54

Can u clean the sand just like gravel?
Yes but rinse it very good
__________________
Fluffy's History!
jwh0818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 05:19 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Nomadu571's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 514
Sand is best cleaned by swishing the syphon around in a circular motion just above the sand, creating a whirlpool where the muck lifts off the sand, then suck it out quick with the syphon.
__________________
Nomadu571 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 06:12 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
1 LARA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 424
Just wnt to the pool and spa store a couple blocks from me $10 for 50lbs. The granuals look big enough not to turn to mud and not to swirl around and cloud up the tank.
Am I right?
__________________
Check Parameters First Ask Question Second

CORYDORABLE
1 LARA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Nomadu571's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 514
That's the idea, also if u wash it Thoroughly you can get rid of the smaller bits that cloud the water.
__________________
Nomadu571 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
1 LARA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 424
Got my 25 Gal up and going
I used pfs and took water from my 75 Gal and filled the 25 and pwc the 75.
Im still going to let it filter untill tomorrow.
__________________

__________________
Check Parameters First Ask Question Second

CORYDORABLE
1 LARA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10G Guppy Breeder Tank dewiro Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 09-25-2011 04:58 PM
New 29 Gallon Tank! Stocking question and more! gobullschi Nano Reefs 8 09-17-2011 12:23 AM
There's something in my fry tank, please help tlyons01 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 09-15-2011 07:41 PM
starting a 20 gallon fowlr tank PLEASE HELP volcomkrew4life Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 08-08-2011 10:19 PM
Compatibility - Community tank & dwarf Cichlids Sturgcl1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-06-2011 05:19 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.