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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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play sand

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is this sand ok? its going into a 55 gal. with no live plants.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 01:44 PM
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I think you'll be ok with it. Play sand takes a while to settle so as long as your patient and don't disturb it too much, you'll be fine. Plenty of folks here use it, although I think pool filter sand is preferred.

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i used playsand in my cichlid tank. it clouds the water for a few hours and any cleaning down by the sand causes a bit of clouding down there as well.

was going to use it for my planted tank, but i'm going to seek out this pool filter sand instead.
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thanks for the replies! i think im going to find pool filter sand, because i dont want my tank clouding up all the time with water changes and stuff like that

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