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Old 07-13-2011, 04:03 PM   #1 
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Question Sand in My Divided Ten Gallon?

Right now I have a divided 10G with two male bettas. There is a gravel substrate and thinking about switching it over to sand. How would I do this, would it be safe for my guys, and how would I clean it? I use a siphon ATM, but wouldn't the sand get sucked up by it? Thanks in advance
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #2 
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To siphon, you just hover it over the sand about an inch or so.

To switch, take your guys out, empty as much of the water as you can, take out the gravel, pour in the pre-rinsed sand, fill, wait for it to settle, turn the filter on, and voila!

I like the look of sand, so good luck!
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:13 PM   #3 
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if you get a larger grain sand less of it should get sucked up as well. I like my pool filter sand
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I was thinking of a creamy white-ish color. An inch above the Sand, that won't suck up the sand but it will suck up the waste?
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I think so. I'm gonna use sand in my 10g.
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I have a heavier sand in my 15g that my gravel siphon won't siphon up if I'm careful, when the sand is almost to the top I pull it out of the gravel/sand and it all sinks back down.
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you'll probably suck up a little each time, but if you're careful it shouldn't be much
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Hmmm. Ok, I was just wondering. Thanks!
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Do you think it would look good in an unlit tank? Go to my page an see my album. It's unlit everyday, so no light except whatever comes from my room light
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