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Look around for this, should be in the garden section (especially in springtime):



That's VERY similar to Turface or Soilmaster Select, more expensive but easier to find if you don't have a distributor (Lesco store) nearby.

It's very lightweight, mixing it with sand would probably help, but don't expect the sand to stay on top!


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And is this in an established tank?

If it's in a new tank, get some regular old peat moss and sprinkle that directly on the glass before you top with Shultz or sand.


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Look around for this, should be in the garden section (especially in springtime):



That's VERY similar to Turface or Soilmaster Select, more expensive but easier to find if you don't have a distributor (Lesco store) nearby.

It's very lightweight, mixing it with sand would probably help, but don't expect the sand to stay on top!
you can get schultz at home depot for $6 a bag... Cheaper than a bag of plain gravel at the fish store.


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And you can get Turface/Soilmaster for $11-17 for a 50 lb bag

Yes, they are both pretty cheap, but one moreso than the other - I should have clarified!


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Well i just took out my old gravel and put a 90% sand 10% aquatic soil. My water is very cloudy is it safe to put my fish in?
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Keep in mind - fish DO live in the Mississippi River! In general, cloudy dusty water isn't harmful to fish. Go ahead and put them back in.

I hope you still have your filter wet, so that you don't lose the beneficial bacteria on it?


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ya I did Thanks for the quick reply
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Also the sand i bought from Home Depot is just called all-pourpose coarse sand is this ok? Im guessing this is why my water cloudy?
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That sand should be fine.


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