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Old 12-03-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Made the switch from gravel to sand, man what a difference. Still a little cloudy but its only been 30 minutes. I like the appearance of sand alot more lets see how the maintance is though.
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How did you do that? Lol. Did you have fish and decor?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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How did you do that? Lol. Did you have fish and decor?
Yes I did have fish and decor lol I put the fish in big rubbermade thing made for storage put my heater and a airwand. Then went got my hands dirty takin out old gravel, cleaned out the sand over and over then I cleaned it some more put it in the tank slowly I use all the old tank water again and kept my filter wet again total time about 4 hours
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Wow, nice
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:49 AM   #5
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IME the sand was a lot easier to clean because the poo and stuff was all on the top not stuck in the million little crevasses between the gravel
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Did you have any live plants to begin with? I'm typically a gravel substrate kind of guy but I've seen a few amazing looking setups with sand.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:32 PM   #7
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I picked up some play sand at home depot 6bucks for about 70 lbs.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:19 AM   #8
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Did you have any live plants to begin with? I'm typically a gravel substrate kind of guy but I've seen a few amazing looking setups with sand.
No I didnt have any live plants. I have also seen very nice tanks with sand and live plants
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:20 AM   #9
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I picked up some play sand at home depot 6bucks for about 70 lbs.
I also used play sand a tan color it took forever to clean but 50lbs for $3.76 well worth it
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I use petco sand it might be more expensive but it's made for aquariums and I didn't have to clean it I just dumped it in the tank.
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