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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Pieces of My Dirt Substrate On My Sand?

I added the sand on top of my dirt in my bowl, but a few particles got on top of the sand. What do I do? I was thinking I could take a fine net and stir it up a little because they are lighter...
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That's the biggest problem with mixing substrates. It eventually mixes together no matter what you do.

The net, or a gravel vac with the flow pinched down are good for getting detritus off of sand. You just have to be really careful or you'll mix things up even worse.
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Oh well, it's a biotope anyways so I would think the sand isn't pristine in rivers of the amazon tributaries...
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