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Old 01-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Sand!

Does anyone use sand w their fish?
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Yes I would say most people do, with african Cichlids anyway.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Yes I use sand it looks great and the cichlids love to scape it how they want it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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I use both certain fish of mine like the sand and others prefer the gravel.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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I have sand in one tank and gravel in the others two. It look great.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #6
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Ok I used sand and noticing them outing it in their mouth and spitting it out everywhere lol... One has even dug under one of the hiding places... Could this be y its cloudy? I know I hvetoo many in here and I am taking two monday to my friend

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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Did you rinse the sand before putting it in?
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Did you rinse your sand before it went in the tank?
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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Lol you beat me
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #10
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Did you rinse your sand before it went in the tank?
Lol! Gmta!
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #11
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I use 125 lbs of PFS (pool filter sand) mixed with 25 lbs of crushed coral across the top.

I found that the brand lighthouse has a better natural looking color instead of just white.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #12
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Yes I did and it was clear until I added the last 2 fish a week ago...:
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #13
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Ok I used sand and noticing them outing it in their mouth and spitting it out everywhere lol... One has even dug under one of the hiding places... Could this be y its cloudy? I know I hvetoo many in here and I am taking two monday to my friend
Too many what? I hope you mean too much sand cause there is a ton in there. Too much will create toxic nastiness in the bottom.
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It could be that the fish are stirring it up. Malawi freak is right though, I think you have too much sand in there as well. I have a depth of around and inch and a half in mine.
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I have 4 cichlids in a 10 gallon... I know now that is too small so I am taking 2 to my friend who has a bigger tank I am saving up for a bigger tank for the 2 I am keeping
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I have 4 cichlids in a 10 gallon... I know now that is too small so I am taking 2 to my friend who has a bigger tank I am saving up for a bigger tank for the 2 I am keeping
Watch for petco to have their dollar per gallon sale. You can get a 55 for $55.
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About how deep is it? Since its a 10 gallon it may just look deeper than it is but if that were a larger tank that would be way too much
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I heard they were doin that sell now but I haven't see how tht worked there.... And it is from top to bottom 12 inches and 10 inches wide
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I meant how deep the sand is.
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