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Old 10-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #21
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Wish it was easier to find pool filter sand in my area. Gonna hunt for it tomorrow and take back the play sand.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:05 PM   #22
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Home depot has pfs $5 for 50lbs.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #23
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Behold... pool filter sand!

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #24
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I have pool filter...my cichlids love it
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #25
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #26
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50 pool sand 50 black argonate sand!! Pretty cool mixture in my EBJD breeder tank
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #27
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Looks very nice with Pool Filter Sand.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:52 PM   #28
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How much sand per gallon of water? I'll be setting up a 90 gal tank.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #29
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I believe I used around 50 for my 60 gallon

http://www.garf.org/calculators/SandBedCalculator.asp

This is what I used
Make sure you rinse is really well
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Pool sand is the way to go, IMO. It's inert so it doesn't affect your water, little heavier than normal sand so it doesn't stir up that easily but fish can still burrow and sift through it, and it isn't very cloudy (in my experience). I just rinsed mine pretty good. I used about 150lbs for my 120gal. Here is a link for a substrate calculator I used.

http://www.plantedtank.net/substratecalculator.html
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Exactly what he says^^ the sand sinks right to the bottom so no waiting for it to settle! Its easier to clean IMO also. Plus its really coarse soafter cleaning itreally well your hands feel all soft! Haha
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Exactly what he says^^ the sand sinks right to the bottom so no waiting for it to settle! Its easier to clean IMO also. Plus its really coarse soafter cleaning itreally well your hands feel all soft! Haha
Yup. Even removing sand is easy. Used a mixture of a gravel vac and a net lol. I love how it doesn't get all cloudy when fish are burrowing or sifting through it. Plus excess food and waste collects on the top and not down inside the sand. And for me it's all clean and gone by morning because of my catfish.
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