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Old 03-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #11
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Looks better in person, wish I coulda done Eco complete because I like the darker colored bottom, or I wish I woulda done blasting sand
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #12
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You can always change the substrate, or put sand overtop?

That's my next project!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #13
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Looks better in person, wish I coulda done Eco complete because I like the darker colored bottom, or I wish I woulda done blasting sand
I've done extra white sand, black sand and a shade in between. It really depends what you are trying to with the tank and the colors of the fish. Based on the stocking list you describe, I actually like your sand color.
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The only issues are the blue acara and balzanii. The light sand seems to wash them out, although the balzani are babies. The blue acara is 4" but her colors are not nearly what they should be
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The only issues are the blue acara and balzanii. The light sand seems to wash them out, although the balzani are babies. The blue acara is 4" but her colors are not nearly what they should be
Those are two fish that would benefit from the darker sand, especially the acara. I actually keep a green terror in a black sand tank and he looks so much better than the previous tank, which had white sand.
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Those are two fish that would benefit from the darker sand, especially the acara. I actually keep a green terror in a black sand tank and he looks so much better than the previous tank, which had white sand.
I prefer light, here is a festae over black then a week later to white.


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I'm going to keep the sand anyway because it looks natural to me, and makes the Uaru's colors pop, and since she's the centerpiece, I want her to stand out. I'm gonna try and get some pics of her in the next few days here, just haven't gotten to my day's house where the tanks at. I just had my tonsils out yesterday morning, so I'm not allowed to drive yet
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I'm going to keep the sand anyway because it looks natural to me, and makes the Uaru's colors pop, and since she's the centerpiece, I want her to stand out. I'm gonna try and get some pics of her in the next few days here, just haven't gotten to my day's house where the tanks at. I just had my tonsils out yesterday morning, so I'm not allowed to drive yet
What color sand is it and how many pounds did u put in the tank. Looks very natural.
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I just use play sand, but there's a particular brand that I get from Home Depot (can't remember the name off my head but it is DEFINITELY NOT quickrete brand). I used about 100 lbs of dry sand
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I prefer light, here is a festae over black then a week later to white.
How do you keep your white sand so clean?
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