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Old 03-08-2011, 12:02 AM   #1 
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Sand?

Real quick question, where do you get good aquarium sand?
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:05 AM   #2 
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Most people get it at home depot in big bags labelled Play Sand. Just rinse it really well and make sure the bag isn't wet and doesn't have ANY holes in it. But that's true of any sand.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:09 PM   #3 
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My 5g i used carribean naturals sand from petco. My 10g I used playsand.Playsand just needs to be rinsed a bit longer.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:51 PM   #4 
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I got some nice black carribean sand from petsmart. It's really cheap (got a medium sized bag for 5 bucks) and when i put it in the tank, I just swish it around and reuse it.

If it gets really dirty, I just pour in some more... There's lots.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #5 
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Pardon my ignorance, but how do you keep the sand clean? Can you vacuum it like gravel, or do you just replace it?
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Pardon my ignorance, but how do you keep the sand clean? Can you vacuum it like gravel, or do you just replace it?
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It is easier to keep cleaner than gravel. Food and poo kind of fall in between the gravel and get stuck there, but any debris that falls on top of the sand kind of just sits on top which makes it pretty easy to get out of there. I usually hover my airline tubing and inch or two away from the sand and it picks up whatever is laying on top of the sand with minimum sand getting removed.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #7 
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Thanks... I may try some one day :)
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #8 
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Thanks much! I'll try the play sand from home depot!
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