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Old 01-17-2010, 01:32 AM   #11 
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puppyrjjkm, that's the exact sand i used and I never had any problems with it as far as it circulating in the tank. When I first put it in, some of it floated to the top, but I took the net to that and I didn't have any other problems other than that. I just HATE cleaning sand.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:31 AM   #12 
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I love black sand! I know a few forumers use that, and like it.

What I have in one of my tanks is very fine gravel that looks like sand. That could work, too. It doesn't get kicked up by the fish.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #13 
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Thanks guys, Jupiter... the fine gravel you have that looks like sand, where did you get it? I think I could handle that :) I'm also thinking of using my 5 gallon, use sand (like the link I posted), and have 3 ADF and one male betta, no filter.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:36 AM   #14 
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I found mine at a LPS, but I think I also saw it being sold at a Petsmart. I forgot what it was called, though.I think it was Geo something...
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:39 AM   #15 
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Okay I'll have to look next time I'm there, since I have no LFS, just walmart and petsmart :( I couldn't really use the gravel vaccum in the little 5 gallon, so how would I clean the sand?
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:39 PM   #16 
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fake coral would work ot great! Just stay away from fake plants!!!! (even silk ones!) They have some really cool backgrounds at most petstores that would be really cool for a sw themed tank!
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:22 PM   #17 
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No fake plants? That's all I've ever used...
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:50 PM   #18 
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I've never had any problems with fake plants, plastic or silk. "knocks on wood".
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #19 
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I've never had any problems with fake plants, plastic or silk. "knocks on wood".
Yeah same here. Only one plant tore at my male bettas tail. But as soon as I removed it he was fine. The same plant doesn't affect my crowntail either.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:21 PM   #20 
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No fake plants? That's all I've ever used...
I know, me too for over a year........ But trust me, one of your fish will eventually get caught and die... or get really torn up... Please don't use fake plants!!!! I know most people don't have too much trouble at first, but fish get curious, and well.. It all goes downhill from there.
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