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Old 10-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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What colour is sand from the amazon river?

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I just read yellow from a quick search on google
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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I just read yellow from a quick search on google
Okay I doing a South American river biotope tank and didn't know whether yellow or white sand was more suitable.

So maybe something like play sand?
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I'm still looking but from google image it looks like they have all different colors
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The amazon river contains brownish grey sand with a mixture of smaller grains along with larger gravel type stones. Maybe do 4 parts sand with 1 part natural tan colored gravel.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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The amazon river contains brownish grey sand with a mixture of smaller grains along with larger gravel type stones. Maybe do 4 parts sand with 1 part natural tan colored gravel.
I was going to do two inches of fine gravel on the bottom for plants to root in and a inch layer of sand on top of that.
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Any ideas?
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:56 AM   #8
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Depends on the actual location but typically brownish greyish orangish like the color of the water you see on tv. The soil has a lot of clay in it. I would say a natural tan sand is your best bet.
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Depends on the actual location but typically brownish greyish orangish like the color of the water you see on tv. The soil has a lot of clay in it. I would say a natural tan sand is your best bet.
Is play sand natural tan. Would white river sand be too bright?
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I'd say play sand or pool filter sand would do the job.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:19 AM   #11
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I'd say play sand or pool filter sand would do the job.
Apparently play sand is hard to clean and where can I get pool filter sand?
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menards is where I got mine
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menards is where I got mine
I live in England
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Then anywhere you can get pool stuff like severum said
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Then anywhere you can get pool stuff like severum said
Okay I'll have a look around
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