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Old 02-28-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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You do have to wash it really good as it is dusty. But yea, my fish love it. My kribs are always busy digging pits and knocking rocks over in it.

I think sand bottoms should be required for tanks that have bottom dwellers. I've seen too many cories with damaged barbels and fins because of rough gravel.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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You do have to wash it really good as it is dusty. But yea, my fish love it. My kribs are always busy digging pits and knocking rocks over in it.

I think sand bottoms should be required for tanks that have bottom dwellers. I've seen too many cories with damaged barbels and fins because of rough gravel.
makes perfect sense to me! Sounds fun for the fish.

What was your procedure for getting the sand ready to be put in your tank?
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I dumped about 5-8lbs in a 5g bucket and ran it under water, constantly stirring it with my hand until the water runs clear. I've since found out about a cool trick. Dump the sand in a pillow case and run it under water, shaking it occasionally to stir it up, until the water runs clear.
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I've had no problems with ACs and sand. I've actually found sand in the filter and there's no damage to the impeller or anything else.
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I've had no problems with ACs and sand. I've actually found sand in the filter and there's no damage to the impeller or anything else.
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I dumped about 5-8lbs in a 5g bucket and ran it under water, constantly stirring it with my hand until the water runs clear. I've since found out about a cool trick. Dump the sand in a pillow case and run it under water, shaking it occasionally to stir it up, until the water runs clear.
hmm that sounds good. Thanks!
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