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Old 08-26-2014, 11:12 AM   #11
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What is HOB filter?


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Ohhh Ty. I have the rocket filter in my sanded aquarium.


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I use play sand and my African cichlids love it


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My fish seem to like the sand too. After several tries with the siphon I can drain and clear sand pretty good now. Few more times and I should be doing just fine.


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It does take practice. You can't just shove the vac into the substrate and plow sand like you can gravel. You have to vacuum from an inch or so above without disturbing the sand.
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We use the black diamond blasting sand.

I debated between that and play sand. We went with it just because of the black. Like people said rinsing is key and does take a while. I love the way it looks though. If you get some bottom feeder like you mentioned or snails or a combo of both it should stir up the sand enough to not worry about gas bubble.




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I have 2 Cory cats, 2 Oto's, a few ghost shrimp, and a small pleco, that only grows to 4". I also have 2 bumble bee goby, I'd like some pretty shrimp but idk how that would work out. I think at 4.00 each that's kind of high price. What are your thoughts. I'd really like these cleaners to get the glass the film on it drives me nuts


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I looked for black blasting sand (black beauty) including Black Diamond, but found nobody with it. I had to go with play sand.
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It does take practice. You can't just shove the vac into the substrate and plow sand like you can gravel. You have to vacuum from an inch or so above without disturbing the sand.

Nahhh, just suck up everything then throw it back in when you're done.
Saves the useless hassle.


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