Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Well, I decided that I really like the look of black blasting sand, so I have concluded that I am going to replace the current tan/brown pool filter sand.
It is currently has dirt as well. As a preventative, I am removing at-least 50% of the dirt because my Bolivian Rams really dig deep craters when breeding and I am always fearful they will dig to deep and create a nasty mess of the water.
I want to place Osmocote Plus root tabs between the current dirt and the blasting sand, is there a specific way to do it? I don't want to over do it or under do it.
Once I get the sand in, I will post pics for thoughts on scaping, driftwood, & planting placement. And I am asking for your opinions.
-Tank been running 17 months
-2 Penguin Bio-Wheel HOB filters (1 house filter floss only/other house all fluval ceramic bio-media)
-300 watt heater
-Dirt with PFS as cap (changing to blasting sand)
-50% weekly water change
-Background painted blue
-Red Tiger Lotus
-Amazon sword (recently melted due to me relocating it, so may not see it in upcoming pics)
-Java fern (Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov')
-Java fern (Microsorum pteropus)
-Hygrophila polysperma (I think)
Dose dry ferts & Glut.,daily
8 Rummy Nose Tetras (8/12 survived)
1 Adult male double sword guppy
1 Adult female bristle nose
2 Bolivian Rams (paired)
1 female German blue Ram
4 Green Corydoras
3 Julii Corydoras
1 Assassin snail
If I left any info out, please ask for it....thanks
Last edited by Aqualady; 01-08-2014 at 06:13 PM.