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post #46 of 50 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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For that size tank one bag of the petco/petsmart sand should work well. Just from my perspective and having tried a lot (play sand, pea gravel, fine petco sand, regular gravel, black diamond blasting sand) I enjoy the black diamond (black sand) mixed with some other type of not so fine sand. If i had to choose only one I would choose the caribsea sand that isn't really fine, it's not as big as gravel but not super fine like sand, It's a good texture to be gentle on plants but not so fine that it shows every single fish poop or leaf either. Drives me crazy how the fine sand shows every thing and makes me want to vacuum the gravel daily.
I can get that at petco in the 5 pound bag the small bag that have to spend a fortune on lol or is it only big bags not a frequent petco shopper

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5lb bag is 5 buck. 20 lbs bag is like 17-18. A 5lb bag will be plenty. It took me 10lbs to fill a 10 gal about an inch to two inch in spots. You can get a solid inch easy from a 5 lb bag prolly closer to inch and a half. Dont forget to sift the big pieces out of that potting soil
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Yup will do I have been crazy busy with work and college so I haven't got a chance to get the 2.5 gallon but I have everything else, I'll update and make a tank journal of the tank when I start that's for your response

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I know the feeling on the schedule. Ive been working alternating closing/opening shifts so have been too tired to mess with my tanks. Need some driftwood and rocks for a new tank I wanna do but been too tired to go to the river
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You got that right I've been slacking on tank maintenance lately

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