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Old 11-09-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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Silca Sand

I want to use silca sand in my aquarium.I intend to have live plants in the tank.I ahve one male betta,three coolie loaches.

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Old 11-09-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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I bought regular playsand at lowes and it worked great. Silca sand should be fine also. Just remeber to rinse it really good and put laterite under it or have nutrient tabs for the plants. In my tank I have a thin layer of peat moss, laterite, and than the playsand.
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OH....so would gracel be the same???Never used gravel before.
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Sand is a wonderful tank substrate. Gravel works also, but if I was going with gravel I'd choose a plant gravel like Fluorite, for instance. Sand is much cheaper, tho, and like Todd2 mentions, just stick some root tabs in there for the root feeding plants.
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so regular sand you buy at hardware stores can be used in aquariums!?
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