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Old 03-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #11
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Wow that's a GORGEOUS tank,much better looking then mines

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #12
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You guys are really great and really was a great help ...I'm going right now to get it do when it's done I will post pics for you guys.....thanks again
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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Yeah pool filter sand is fine. Many people on here use it. The one tip i can give you is to wash, wash, wash and when you think it's clean, wash it again!!!. Get a bucket and 1/3 fill with the sand. If you have access to a garden hose use this. Give the sand a good blast with the hose and give it a good stir. Repeat this over and over, until the water runs clear. The more you do this now, the cleaner the sand will be and not cloud your tank. It is a bit of a pain but the better you do this at this stage the better and clearer your water will look... When you refill your tank, put a dinner plate/saucer/bowl in the the tank, ans pour the water onto this and it will prevent turbulence and cloudy...
This process cleans the sand of dust and dirt. It also removes any light, floaty sand which will cause clouding... Happy Washing!!!!
PS... You WILL loose some of the sand, maybe 1/4 of the total, so get more than you need. I always have some spare sand in a bucket in my garage....
What is the benift of sand over pebble rock in a freshwater tank ?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #14
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Wow that's a GORGEOUS tank,much better looking then mines

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I assume this is your tank. It is a very nice set-up, you'll be amazed how the sand will change the whole look of your tank....
PS... While your at it, why don't you go all the way and paint the back of the tank black.....
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #15
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What is the benift of sand over pebble rock in a freshwater tank ?
I find sand much easier to keep clean. Everything sits on the top and can be easily vac out. Gravel hides so much, no matter how much you vac it. If you have ever stripped down a gravel tank, you'll know what i mean!!!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #16
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Wow that's a GORGEOUS tank,much better looking then mines
Ur gonna like the sand..... Ur tank looks good too..... I'm hoping to get some more fish tonight!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #17
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I find sand much easier to keep clean. Everything sits on the top and can be easily vac out. Gravel hides so much, no matter how much you vac it. If you have ever stripped down a gravel tank, you'll know what i mean!!!!
MUCH easier to keep clean.... And I'm sure there's some pricy sand out there, but for the most part the sand is a lot cheaper than the gravel!
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Ok,got the sand and starting the washing process
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Great job mate. Looks great, love the lay out. Should be completely clear in a day or so...
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