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Old 05-03-2015, 07:47 PM   #8211
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I removed all the sand from my 55g and now all I need is my dad to help carry it to the back deck so we can spread it out to dry. Also I am starting the change of my 10g and I'm not sure if I should keep the sand in the tank with the powerhead going.
Unless you have diggers like african cichlids I wouldn't worry about sand ruining a filter or powerhead.

The african cichlids I was taking care of for a while murdered 2 marineland filters because they dug and spit the sand out at the top of the tank. My friend took her tank back and I helped her clean out the new canister the first time... we pulled a pound of sand out of it.

Pic related - The main digger. This sand used to be flat and that cave used to be completely buried.

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:18 PM   #8212
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Unless you have diggers like african cichlids I wouldn't worry about sand ruining a filter or powerhead.

The african cichlids I was taking care of for a while murdered 2 marineland filters because they dug and spit the sand out at the top of the tank. My friend took her tank back and I helped her clean out the new canister the first time... we pulled a pound of sand out of it.

Pic related - The main digger. This sand used to be flat and that cave used to be completely buried.

Its a rapids tank so I am keeping the powerhead closer to the bottom.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #8213
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You could use a water or soda bottle and make a prefilter slammed full of filter floss/poly fill. I've done this on all my tanks when I set them up and it hasn't effected my old school Powerhead 201 at all.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #8214
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Here's some pictures from when I filled my 29 a few weeks ago for example. Keeps water nice and polished too

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:55 PM   #8215
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Since I am trying to make it a riverbed I am going to have a layer of gravel and then small rocks and then a few large river rocks.
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water change and trim on this. Also mixed PPS-PRO for the first time, going to dose it tomorrow.

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water change and trim on this. Also mixed PPS-PRO for the first time, going to dose it tomorrow.

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How many gallons is that?


20g long Baby Shark tank
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How many gallons is that?


20g long Baby Shark tank
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29 gallon. 18" tall◊30" wide◊12" deep.

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Ever start a job and wish you hadn't because its taking too long?Click image for larger version

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