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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Play Sand in Shrimp Tank?

I would like to set up a new tank just for rcs/crs and I was wondering if it would be okay to use play sand in the tank? I am using flourite currently, but the only bag I could find locally was red colored, so the shrimp really don't stand out.


I am still pretty new to shrimp keeping so any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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You can, but they will really stand out against a dark substrate. I use black diamond blasting grit in my shrimp tank, they look wonderful against it.


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I do have a few bags of plain Petco black sand... would that work?
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That would but two things to keep in mind.

1) what are your water parameters? CRS are picky and people often need active substrates to buffer the pH to a level the CRS like. RCS should be fine though.

2) aeration. Get some MTS to avoid dead spots, or just poke around with a stick every week

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My ph is 6.8 (straight out of tap)
& I do have some MTS that I could throw in there if needed.
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Have you kept CRS before? Have the bred for you using flourite?

Fish Shrimp tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.

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