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Old 05-09-2010, 02:15 PM   #1 
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As if fish keeping isn't hard enough as it is.

So since 3.30 this afternoon I have been renovating my 12 gallon. I decided that I hated the gravel so that is nice and packed away and I now have sand =) Only now I am finishing my five hour make over but it was well worth the stressful gravel removal and tedious sand washing to have a nice snazzy looking aquarium =)

Obviously this wasn't just an update and a question was bound to be in this post somewhere as this is Welsh, the one and only forum nag =)

I hear sand screws with the filter and was wondering whether it would be the same with a sponge?
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #2 
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id imagine it clogs then u rinse seeing as there r no moving parts but dont no for sure

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Old 05-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #3 
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I dont know much about sand, only used it once for a pleco breeding tank and didn't have any trouble with it! But I want to see pictures of the tank makeover!!
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:25 PM   #4 
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:30 PM   #5 
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Depends on the sand you got. If you have aquarium sand, clogging really shouldn't be a problem as it's heavy enough to stay down. If you got play sand, when you stir it up, it moves all over the place and then can get into your filter and mess it up.

I had play sand and never had any problems. It did stop my impeller once, but I just shut it off, cleaned it out and turned it back on again no problems. Best thing to do is shut off the filter before moving sand around and then wait an hour or so to turn the filter back on.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:16 PM   #6 
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Everytime I see Zenandra's profile pic it makes me want that fish over and over again lol.

Of course I will post pics =) I can't decide at the minute whether the tank is cloudy or if it is just the light reflecting from the sand and driftwood so when I'm happy the pics will be up =) haha
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