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Old 09-02-2014, 11:40 AM   #31
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I paid 3.50 for a 50 lb bag of play sand at Home Depot.


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Old 09-02-2014, 02:55 PM   #32
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I use playsand in my aquarium. Just make sure you wash it a few times to get excess dirt or debris off of it.

My fish and snails like the sand. I always see the snails digging around in it and burying themselves.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:27 PM   #33
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My goldfish and corys are always plowing sand as well.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #34
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Well I did it. I went with play sand in the end as I wouldn't even know where to start with tracking down pool filter sand as I'm in the Uk and we don't seem to have an abundance of people with home pools over here 😉. I made sure to clean it really well. Did the half a bucket of sand method and filled the rest with water. Gave it a stir and chucked anything that didn't settle within a few second. Was a bit murky to start with but it soon cleared over night. It looks brilliant now. Also bought 2 horse faced loaches to churn it all up. My snails seem to love it and also my clown loaches are constantly snuffling around in it. I'm learning to clean it with my syphon without sucking up half the tank lol. I find it easier to clean than stones as there's no where for the nasty stuff to creep down into. It all just kinda sits on top. So it's a win win for everybody. Thanks for the advice guys.


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Pool filter sand is very cheap and clean, I use it. Costs something like 10 bucks for 50 pounds
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:28 PM   #36
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Yeah it seems cleaner to me. Yeah you can see the stuff - but eventually it gets eaten by my bottom feeders- where I know with gravel it wouldn't. I have lots of pregnant guppies that go crazy at meals. It's and easier judge I think if you are over feeding or not with the sand


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Old 09-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #37
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That's a good point. It is easier to see if there's any food left over at feeding time on the sand. Where as with stone It'll just blend in and sink between.


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Old 09-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #38
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Yknow what, I'm fed up with Play Sand.

I've been looking at other tanks using Pool Filter Sand and I want it...

I plan on picking up a 25kg bag for my 60G, sucking out the Play Sand and adding in the PFS.


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