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Old 01-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Ya no dark sub. I have black with my chocos and crs. Looking into the tank from 2 feet away I can spot at least half the crs and maybe one choco. But chocos are awesome. Out of the 18 I have they are probably 10 shades or chocolate.
+1 Let's face it, PFRs are beautiful but most are one color- RED.

With chocolates it's like having 10 shades of shrimp in the tank without having to worry about different shrimp colors breeding and messing up the offspring! One of my favorite vars. of cherries!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #17
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Hehe any pool store usually. xD
Oh. Duh. (Guess that shows ya how often I go to those places!)
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #18
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Lover of chocolates here, too!
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Still a bit curious about pool sand. Is it sold in transparent plastic bags so you can see what you're getting... and is it inert?
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White Petco sand here:
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:38 PM   #21
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Play sand comes in brown bags at home depot but there will be some that leaked out around that area for you to check out.

It is completely inert and will not ioni ally hold nutrients. Use root tabs and water column fertilization and you will do fine.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:42 AM   #22
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play sand tends to compact more. i like the pool filter sand cause it stays loose. plus with play sand you really have to wash it alot to get it clean where as pool filter sand is ready to just dump in no need to rinse it several times. pool filter sand is totally irnert so it doesnt change the chemistry in the pool. its used to polish the water i think. this is what mine looked like when i got it.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Surprisingly, there seems to be a lot of chocolate love here. I like the look you got speedie, exactly what I was thinking of in my head...so I guess I will be giving PFS a try with the chocolate neos. Thanks again!
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Pool filter sand inert as it comes and I use it with my btoe


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Old 01-03-2013, 02:43 AM   #25
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Okay... Will be on the lookout for pool sand... Gonna have to check out PetCo, see if they're still having their dollar a gallon sale. Think I need a 10 gallon tank.
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Rob I thought you were out of room?!
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