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Old 10-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #41 
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http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=L72RITWOfRG This is it, but it's just black sand. I found it in my LFS so I don't really know. :o
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #42 
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gahhh... i have such hard water and a high ph i dont want it to alter it!

has yours altered your parameters?

I have hard water, too... I didn't even open the bag yet. xD I'll clean it right now and put it in dechlorinated tap water then I'll test. Hopefully it won't alter.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #43 
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oh yep. i have seen that sand at my LFS but the reviews say it is really dusty and clouds easy. I really like the look though. does it cloud or clog your filter?

yay!

Cant wait to hear how it goes!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #44 
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I took so long.. Lol
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #45 
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uggh...

that was the "super natural sand" right?

I might go with the Petco sand, but i would REALLY prefer pool filter sand lol, because of the bigger grain, but i couldnt get it :(
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #46 
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Yep. Why can't you get it? :/
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #47 
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Petco brand has,never altered my tanks water, I have hard water as well. It didn't cloud my water, either.
I would suggest the black sand as Petco white sand...is really white, so you see any and all detritus on the floor...makes it look dirty faster. Also, because it's so white, it tends to leach out colors...everything looks washed out.
You could mix back and white together if you don't want black only.

How many inches is kind of up to you. Will you need it to anchor plants? Then I would at least 1 inch. If you don't need it to anchor plants, I would keep it under an inch. If your tank isn't planted and you don't have MTS- Malaysian Trumpet Snails- I would stir the sand at least 1/month during cleaning. I have heard it recommended that you stir sand around at every cleaning.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:39 PM   #48 
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gahhh... i have such hard water and a high ph i dont want it to alter it!

has yours altered your parameters?
Be careful with the black Petco sand! I got if for my 20 gallon and it raised my ph to over 9 which killed all my fish and plants. I put a little sand in a bowl to make sure it was the sand that did this and within a week it had raised ph of the bowl water to 9. Most people don't have this problem, but I would test out a little sand in a bowl before putting it in just in case.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #49 
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I just got Caribsea Sand for my tank. It looks absolutely stunning! It's not supposed to alter the pH in the tank, but I haven't checked to see.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #50 
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I did. It didn't change anything at all. :)
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