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Old 12-03-2011, 01:18 AM   #1 
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I was wondering how one would clean sand in say anywhere from 1 to 2.5 gallons?...Same as gravel? Or compleatly different? Also is it better or worse then gravel? I'd love to know the pros and cons just in case.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:15 AM   #2 
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If you use a gravel syphon, I think its much easier to keep clean then gravel. The waste sits on top of the sand instead of falling between the gravel.

I use the petco brand of sand. When you add water to it, it doesnt really get suspended and wont cloud the water like normal sand. Also any grains that float, just tap it with something and it falls back down. Plus it comes in a few colors.

I have hard of a few people having a hard time using caribsea sand. I guess more natural looking and finer grained then what I use.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:42 AM   #3 
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I love the petco sand, the waste sits on top. so when you do water changes just use a siphon, and you get all the nastyness out. I tend to leave some for my plants to use and such in my 10 so it's really dependent on your setup. and I agree with what Tikibirds said. sometimes it floats in lil clusters but as soon as you tap it, it falls back down. It looks awesome , and my betta's love it, keeps the ripping of fins down too on my boys with extra big fins.
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