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Old 07-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #31
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You know, I can not find the TopFin Sand I bought on the web to show you, but I know it was TopFin. It's not on petsmart website, but I know I bought it there.

I would go with Tkey3425!! Just make sure you know what animal you are putting in your tank. If you want something that requires a deep sand bed, than you will need to buy more than 100 pounds.
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I don't touch my sand bed. That's what a clean up crew is for.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #33
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I don't touch my sand bed. That's what a clean up crew is for.
What about poop?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #34
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You know, I can not find the TopFin Sand I bought on the web to show you, but I know it was TopFin. It's not on petsmart website, but I know I bought it there.

I would go with Tkey3425!! Just make sure you know what animal you are putting in your tank. If you want something that requires a deep sand bed, than you will need to buy more than 100 pounds.
I found really cheap live sand. 50 cents a pound something around there. What animals require a deep bed?
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I use the small end of the cleaning siphon to clean my tank, I just take off the big part. I rarely will touch the sand bed, I only will siphon big stuff that I see. Like food and what not, but I will only go down to the point the stuff comes up in the siphon, I don't siphon or disturb the sand.

Also with the Aquarium sand that you buy that is not live, I would rinse first. The live sand I would not rinse!! It's going to be real cloudy for a while and depending on your filters it could last a few days or just a few hours.
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I found really cheap live sand. 50 cents a pound something around there. What animals require a deep bed?
Gobies like a nice sand bed to borrow in, or swift though to get the small critters that inhabit the sand bed.

The poop is cleaned up mostly by a clean up crew, but you can siphon it out if it accumulates. Also that's why flow in your aquarium is important. If you got a great flow going with power heads, it will keep the poop suspended in the water long enough for your filter to suck it up and out of the aquarium.

Also I might be a little bias, but I don't trust cheap sand. I used this sand and to me two bags is worth the 60 bucks it will cost.

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Oh great! I have to wait for Christmas to get the rest of the stuff I need. I can't wait though. So does the poop just sit on the sand? It doesn't go into it?
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From an older forum on this website. A deep sand bed will always be a debate. :-p

Marine Aquarium Deep Sand Beds Pt. 1 of 2 - YouTube

Marine Aquarium Deep Sand Beds Pt. 2 of 2 - YouTube

Mine is no where near that deep. :-p I think mine is a nice depth, but not too deep.
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Gobies like a nice sand bed to borrow in, or swift though to get the small critters that inhabit the sand bed.

The poop is cleaned up mostly by a clean up crew, but you can siphon it out if it accumulates. Also that's why flow in your aquarium is important. If you got a great flow going with power heads, it will keep the poop suspended in the water long enough for your filter to suck it up and out of the aquarium.

Also I might be a little bias, but I don't trust cheap sand. I used this sand and to me two bags is worth the 60 bucks it will cost.

I second this recommendation. I use CaribSea in my tank, and I think that it is one reason that my cure and cycle completed as quickly as it did, in about 2 weeks. (I still let things settle for about 2 months, though...longer than the 4 weeks I wanted, but life got in the way).

Aside from that, this stuff looks *great*.
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Oh great! I have to wait for Christmas to get the rest of the stuff I need. I can't wait though. So does the poop just sit on the sand? It doesn't go into it?
See the comment above about the flow. Keep the water moving and the poo will be sucked into your filter.
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