What would you recommend? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: kew gardens ny
Posts: 885
What would you recommend?

Hi Everyone!
I have black sand in the bttm of my 36 and love the way it looks but since Ive added 3 cories all my plants are covered with dust each morning. Ill prob head over to lps to pick something up to help control the dust. I dont remember the name of what I have now I ordered it through foster and smith. I dont mind something lighter. What type of sand would you recomend to go over the sand I have now that would keep the bust down? Also since my tank is completely planted how would I add this to the tank with out covering the plants?
thanks
Patrick
partobe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
WallaceGrover's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 727
I don't understand your question but if the corys are stirring up sand onto your plants, maybe get a powerhead?
WallaceGrover is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: kew gardens ny
Posts: 885
Thanks Wallace I should prob go back and edit my post. I guess I could get a small ph but I would prob need two. What I was trying to ask is what is a good sand I can use to put ontop of my soil to keep the dust down?
partobe is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 09:16 PM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (501/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle America
Posts: 14,816
If you don't know the name of the substrate you're using, could you provide a photograph so we can help you out?
somewhatshocked is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: kew gardens ny
Posts: 885
Thanks somewhatshocked heres the pix ok looked it up its called CaribSea Floramax Planted Aquarium Substrate
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	36 gallon plants completed 001.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	95.6 KB
ID:	35194  

Click image for larger version

Name:	36 gallon plants completed 003.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	94.9 KB
ID:	35195  

partobe is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 10:32 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
I would let the filter do the job of clearing the water. Anything you put on top would soon be mixed in with the Floramax, and any silt problem would still be there.

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: kew gardens ny
Posts: 885
Thanks hoppy ok but this has been going on for a week now. I clean off the leaves each morn and then the next day they have dust all over them again. Im running two hob filters and changing water every other week
partobe is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome