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Old 10-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #1 
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My "new" 10 gallon with sand!!!!

hey everybody!

Just finished taking my "rainbow gravel" out and putting "super natural moonlight sand" in! I barely had to rinse it and it didnt cloud the water much! It is SUPER fine, like flour, and has the consistency of beach sand....


it said it would make my ph neutral, and i tested it (with strips) and the ph and hardness went down A LITTLE.

can you help me COMPARE this picture TO THE CHART?


http://media.photobucket.com/image/j...ColorChart.jpg

In a couple of weeks i will be adding some Peppered Corydoras, i have hard akaline water....but they live in this water at my LFS.


Honeycomb ate some, decided it wasnt good and has left it alone since.

Photos to come! It is GORGEOUS! I love it!

The tank is 2 years old, and cycled. I kept the cycle in my media alive, and the bacteria on my other equipment and decoration alive, along with my moss balls by putting them in a container of tank water.

To avoid a mini-cycle, i seeded it with some of my old gravel.

Tell me what you think, and please give opinions and suggestions!!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #2 
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it has cleared up! Its super clear and ready for some cories in a couple of weeks!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #3 
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Aww that looks great!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #4 
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thanks! BTW< i love your avi!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #5 
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hey everybody i forgot to ask how often should i stir the sand to avoid "dead pockets"?
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:53 PM   #6 
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Looks great! Love the little colored pebbles scattered throughout!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:11 AM   #7 
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You really should be using a liquid test kit and not strips. Strips aren't reliable.

I use the same sand. I just poke it 1-2 times per month with a toothpick. Usually when I rinse my filter media.
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You really should be using a liquid test kit and not strips. Strips aren't reliable.

I use the same sand. I just poke it 1-2 times per month with a toothpick. Usually when I rinse my filter media.
thanks everybody! i know, i will be getting an API liquid test kit soon when i get my cories!
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I think it brings out just how ghostly pale the fish is, it looks great!
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:52 AM   #10 
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thank you! I hope my LFS's cories will use my water, so they will already be mostly acclimated to my ph of 7.8-8.0 hard, akaline water. you think they will be fine?
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