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This is right next to the Java Moss.
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White sand is hard to keep white. But I think trumpet snails will help quite a bit.


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I'm not sure that snails would help you problem because they poop ALOT so even if they're cleaning the other stuff you'll have their poop to deal with.... also snails breed like crazy!! some snails can reproduce on their own but I'm not sure which kind...

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Snails produce more waste than they will ever clean. That is because critters that eat algae have to eat a lot of it. The best cleaner of a tank is you.
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I wish I could switch to black, but they don't sell it in my area and I feel that shipping cost would be prohibitive. I will look into the trumpet snails also. It has been less than a week since I've done a 25% water change and the floor of the tank already looks like that.
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See my tanks with white paths here..always clean... Planted Tank Show and Tell!!
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Maybe I ought to just put up with it. My water parameters are fine...
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See my tanks with white paths here..always clean... Planted Tank Show and Tell!!
Is that soil on the bottom? Like a NPT?
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I have black gravel in my 5gs and the poop stands out alot... I have two 3gs coming in the mail that are suppose to arrive today, I'm putting black sand in them so I can let you know if it hides poop better than white sand!

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It is aquasoil and fine sand in some. The one towards the end with bright colors was my first, a ten gallon. It had that black ecocomplete. I used to be inundated with malaysian trumpet snails. I cannot tell you how disgusting those tanks were when I finally broke them down. All from snail poop!
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