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Old 06-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #81
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Is it possible that your water might have went stagnant, it is just sitting in the bucket. Also you do not need an airstone. I only use them in fry tanks or if I have to raise ny heat ib the tanks.
A good hang off the back filter works great to put oxygen in the water. It creates lots of surface agitation the same with spray bars. As long as you have enough agitation you will be fine. Your fish will sit at the top of the water and gasp for air if you dont have enough oxygen.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #82
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Is it possible that your water might have went stagnant, it is just sitting in the bucket. Also you do not need an airstone. I only use them in fry tanks or if I have to raise ny heat ib the tanks.
A good hang off the back filter works great to put oxygen in the water. It creates lots of surface agitation the same with spray bars. As long as you have enough agitation you will be fine. Your fish will sit at the top of the water and gasp for air if you dont have enough oxygen.
Does stagnate water smell like chemicals ?
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #83
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Does stagnate water smell like chemicals ?
Depends on the water source I suppose. In your case, any chlorine in the tap water that has sat out for a while should dissipate and I assume it would smell less "chemically".
Pfs is cheap; I'd start again and maybe use a different source. This time only wash a portion of it first and see if you smell the same thing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:28 PM   #84
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Depends on the water source I suppose. In your case, any chlorine in the tap water that has sat out for a while should dissipate and I assume it would smell less "chemically".
Pfs is cheap; I'd start again and maybe use a different source. This time only wash a portion of it first and see if you smell the same thing.
I guess I'll have to do that :/
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #85
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #86
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Combed through looking for danio fry for an hour found none awesome probably dumped em out

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I have sand used probably 35 pounds !


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Didnt think is do more than 2 inches and I have like 3 In some areas here is hoping I don't crack my tank lol!

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Old 06-04-2013, 03:27 AM   #87
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Why can't you bury under sand? The plastic "edges" of this bar get buried, not the porous "surface" of it...
I thought the sand would be way more sensitive to motion but here is an airstone I had laying in the sand

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Old 06-04-2013, 03:28 AM   #88
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I was told that agitating and airing the tank would help lower the PH from my tap
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The bag of rocks is old substrate I'm trying to keep as much BB as possible
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #89
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So here it is!

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I also added some of my old gravel to the tank because the zebra danio keep laying eggs and the fry always hide jn the rocks so I'm doing this to give then a fighting chance.


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And I have this media bag filled with some of my old substrate and an air stone to keep as much BB in the tank as possible. Honestly I'm not sure if that does Anything or not but I just thought I would try.

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Nice. Putting some of that gravel in the filter will also benefit your bacteria. For the eggs/fry, it would be a good idea to cover your intake with a prefilter sponge or some new pantyhose....
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Nice. Putting some of that gravel in the filter will also benefit your bacteria. For the eggs/fry, it would be a good idea to cover your intake with a prefilter sponge or some new pantyhose....
I'm just going with survival of the fittest haha some survived last time they hide in the gravel untill they are pretty large
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Sorry, only skimmed through most of this thread. Did you end up with the Ray 2? That's quite a lot of light, which is why normally I'd recommend going with a substrate more plant-specific like EcoComplete (or anything similar). But nothing wrong with sand too! Obviously you can't beat the price and I like how it looks too.
No I'm just using he little led that came with my tank for now don't have the $ at the moment.
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Sand is really light I think it will disturb it ill probably just get one of these even though they don't look to great
You can bury the whole thing if you want. You don't need the porous side showing... If you did go with sand sometimes putting a layer of gravel above the stone and then the sand helps to keep the sand under control.
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I'm worried a out the bubbles being to close to the sand not the ability to hold it down. It's like the disturbance being to close to the sand could cause it to cloud up
If pfs has been used it will not cloud up. The grains size is much larger then that of play sand it it doesn't float around your tank. It sinks instantly. Search it on YouTube .
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I was told that agitating and airing the tank would help lower the PH from my tap

The bag of rocks is old substrate I'm trying to keep as much BB as possible
Not true you need buffer is order to change you ph. The person might have been thinking about the change when it gases out. But that is different. Just keep your ph at what it is. Don't add coral or peat to change it. For what you want there is no need for it! I keep all my tanks at the tap level except for when I need to alter the water for spawning. Just dechlorinate it!
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