The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Substrate > Petco Sand...

Thread: Petco Sand... Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-17-2013 06:04 PM
kingjombeejoe Depending on what color your looking for, I used black beauty blasting sand, and I love it. I've been pimping this stuff every chance I get. I got 100lbs for $14 and use root tabs and little special mud mixture underneath with nice results. I would just give you some but I think shipping would be too much. Check out my tank in my sig for how it looks.
03-17-2013 05:16 PM
DogFish PetCo does sell sand for reptiles that has high Calcium levels. There Aquatic sand should not be an issue.

I use Home Depot's Premium Playsand at $3.99 for 40#s. Nice natural color, rinses fairly easily.
03-17-2013 04:37 PM
In.a.Box
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaskan Fishface View Post
Petco sand is the worst! Raised my ph when I capped off with it. Killed everything but the snails!
If you use it to cap soil or other stuff that's where the problem is not the petco sand.
I think petco gets their sand from the sand company who make m3 sand.
The sand do look like those sand for flooring pool or floor.
03-17-2013 04:22 PM
CoffeeLove
Re: Petco Sand...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaskan Fishface View Post
Petco sand is the worst! Raised my ph when I capped off with it. Killed everything but the snails!
Don't believe it honestly.

---
I give my fish coffee
03-17-2013 11:25 AM
Barbgirl
Re: Petco Sand...

I have used in two tanks and haven't had an issue with it. Barely had to rinse as well.
03-17-2013 11:14 AM
Alaskan Fishface Petco sand is the worst! Raised my ph when I capped off with it. Killed everything but the snails!
03-17-2013 06:04 AM
Kinection Petco gravel/sand + Excel + Root tabs ( AVN's drugs ) = great
growth for plants. I personally like how Petco sand looks over Eco too!
03-17-2013 12:51 AM
Axelrodi202 I don't know about their sand, but the Petco gravel is claimed to be inert on the bag.
03-16-2013 09:33 PM
CoffeeLove
Re: Petco Sand...

Also wondering where his info came from.

---
I give my fish coffee
03-16-2013 09:31 PM
AVN My black petco sand does not affect pH or any other parameter, at least not by a measurable amount. where did you get your information from?
03-16-2013 09:27 PM
DefStatic
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahspins View Post
No, but I would advice using anything other than petco's sand.. it's not actually sand, and it's not inert, it's a manmade gravel and will raise your pH. Any of Caribsea's "sands" are fine and come in similarly sized bags.. 5lbs is all you'd need for a 4gal tank.
Thats my other problem, finding other stuff in a 5lb size.
03-16-2013 09:16 PM
CoffeeLove
Re: Petco Sand...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahspins View Post
No, but I would advice using anything other than petco's sand.. it's not actually sand, and it's not inert, it's a manmade gravel and will raise your pH. Any of Caribsea's "sands" are fine and come in similarly sized bags.. 5lbs is all you'd need for a 4gal tank.
Is that right? I've never had a problem related to their sand, I really think this is non issue. It's not the only substrate to buffer the water in some way, if it even does at all...

---
I give my fish coffee
03-16-2013 09:12 PM
CoffeeLove
Re: Petco Sand...

You sure can! I'm using Petco sand and Osmocote Plus.

---
I give my fish coffee
03-16-2013 09:10 PM
sarahspins No, but I would advice using anything other than petco's sand.. it's not actually sand, and it's not inert, it's a manmade gravel and will raise your pH. Any of Caribsea's "sands" are fine and come in similarly sized bags.. 5lbs is all you'd need for a 4gal tank.
03-16-2013 09:07 PM
DefStatic
Petco Sand...

Is it really a big deal to use something like Eco-complete or Flourite, especially in regards to a 4gal tank?

Could you use regular petco sand or something like it, with root tabs and liquid ferts?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012