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Old 09-28-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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ISO Sand For Amazon Biotope

Alright heres the deal. I am looking for sand for my 220g tank. I am doing an amazon biotope that will have plants as well. I do not want to just use playsand because it has silica in it and I want to avoid that. It needs to be nice and fine for sifters because I will have geophagus in the tank.

What are some ideas? I want a fair cost option.
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I've heard pool filter sand isn't as bad about silicates as play sand.

Either way, the diatoms from the silicates will likely dissipate by the time the tank cycles


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I am thinking I am going to go with Pool filter sand. I found some that is the correct color and texture I am looking for.
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