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Old 12-16-2010, 09:30 PM   #1 
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Red face Converted to sand on my 55g

Well, I was browsing and seen a lot a pretty sanded setups. So I thought to myself this shouldn't be that had, just a simple change over from gravel. Well this is my first sanded setup also, I just about forgot to think of how will I keep sand from getting into my filter... Well while at Lowes, I picked up 2 50lb bags of play sand. Then I wondered around thinking what could be a good preventative way to block the sand but keep water flow decent on my filters. I have 2 Marineland Emperor 400 pro series filters, that are kind of pricey to have to replace for my silly wanting of sand. Anyway, I picked up some windowed style air conditioner filters, for $1.98 for 2 sheets of 15"x24" and 1/4" thick. Im going to use this to keep the sand out or try to lol. I figured would be a good time while I have my Oscar healing in my 30 gallon tank. Ill try and find my camera and if it works I can get picks of it, AFTER it clears up. Anyone else use sand over gravel? How hard is it to clean? Care to share any pics of your setups? Or comment on my thoughts? lol.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:41 PM   #2 
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It looks blue in the pic, but its just a little cloudy. I think 1-2 more 75% water changes and my Oscar will be ready to move in.


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Blurry pics of my Oscar, I hate my camera >.<

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Nice tank and Nice Oscar! I love sand tanks.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #4 
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Thank you ^_^ and for $3.96 for 50lbs of play sand, and $1.98 for the filter mod, where can you go wrong. Though it is a lot easier to clean gravel with the siphon. Can't wait to move him in xD just not sure about the decor, as Oscars will and like to move everything around to where THEY want it. Also they like to dig, my filters are going to hate life lol.
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