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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Dirt/sand in tank.

How deep will i want dirt and sand to be in tank. I am going to put sand over dirt so not cloudy. See mostly people say 2 inch. So for where dirt is under sand would it be more like 3-4 inchs there?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 12:08 AM
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YOU CAN DO 2in Dirt and 1&1/2 sand That's what I have in my Tank or the other way around
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Does the sand have to be no gravel in it? I bought some "premium sandbox sand" last night and its got some rocks in it but very tiny. Or does it need to be only sand
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thats what sand looks like its wet in picture. Doesn't look very premium to me. But is it okay to use or buy another kind?

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 12:50 PM
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I have always used Play sand found at hardware store or Black Diamond blasting media.
Getting ready to use the play sand in 72 gal bow front I am picking up this weekend.
Two inches of plain topsoil is what I am going to do ,and cap it with about three inches of play sand.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have to wash the dirt to before putting into tank or just sand?
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