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Anybody try the new Orinoco sand from ADA?

has anybody tried it yet? i am thinkin of buying it, looks nice, but it mite be hard to plant on it with a layer of AS underneath without mixing the layers up

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it is going to be impossible to layer with ada aquasoil it will sink

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Its not to plant in, its accent stone, just like the bright sand and others that they sell.


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im thinking maybe with my next tank, a 10 gallon, or maybe a 20 long or 20 reg again? but anyway, i am thinking of removing a lot of the AS and putting the sand for decoration instead. We'll see, maybe if the ground cover grows full bodied I wont need it.
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I'm going to bump this thread because I'm interested as well. I know sureje uses it in his 120P, but I can't really see what it looks like based on the fts alone.

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Craigthor used (I believe) Xingu in his 150 gallon riparium (same granule size, different colour)...

I believe he had problems with it going anoxic in a fairly short time... you might want to check his thread: 150g Riparium project!

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Craigthor used (I believe) Xingu in his 150 gallon riparium (same granule size, different colour)...

I believe he had problems with it going anoxic in a fairly short time... you might want to check his thread: 150g Riparium project!

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Yep I had to remove it (Xingu Sand) from my tank as it went anoxic. If you sue this stuff in a small area for decortation that would be fine, to use in the the whole tank you will beed to religously stir it weekly, what or try to plant soemthing that is really root bound to keep the sand stirred up.

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So what you're saying is this sand will absorb the oxygen?
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