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I have some pygmy sunfish coming from Florida very soon that are going in a 13.5g container pond that has been set up for month and with plants for a week, but no substrate. All I have on hand is playground sand fresh from the bag. Is that okay?
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should be but i would rinse it first to make sue that it has no nastiees and also ensure that it is inert

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I use construction sand, it takes a lot of rinsing. I like it as it looks the most natural.
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i use kiln dried block paving sand it too requires alot of rinsing very natural

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Normal Leopard Gecko ''Shadow''
Super hypo tangerine baldy carrot tail leopard gecko ''Moon''
2 whites tree frogs ''Ying and Yang''
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I use playbox sand, you have to rinse it really good. But it looks nice, people who see my tank says that the fish is at the beach.

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i have always prefered sand to gravel more natural

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5 Gallon planted bonsai dirt tank
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Normal Leopard Gecko ''Shadow''
Super hypo tangerine baldy carrot tail leopard gecko ''Moon''
2 whites tree frogs ''Ying and Yang''
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Regular 'sand box sand' works and a substraight or cap?
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Well, I put it in one of my breeding containers that just had some pond plants in it. Kinda murky, but I like how I can actually plant the plants now. I also put it in a tank that already had white cloud mountain minnows in it and they blend in, so I can't really enjoy them now. Hopefully it makes them more comfy!
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Found one of the fish dead lol...
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