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Old 04-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #21 
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Yeah, trying to fill a 20g with sand could be costly. I want to fill the 55g with sand eventually but I have to use special cichlid sand that raises the hardness and pH. Gonna be expensive.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:03 PM   #22 
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Hmm, I was walking through walmart with my husband a couple days ago and I was looking at the bright colored sand as we walked past. It was funny, he didn't even turn his head. He just sensed what I was thinking and said, "No honey" haha. He hates all the unnatural colored stuff.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #23 
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How soon can fish be added to a sandy tank? Can they be safely added with it foggy? Seems like that could be harmful? Curious
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:06 PM   #24 
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They can be safely added to a foggy tank.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:11 PM   #25 
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Okay, after a water change this week I will see what I want in there. Husband says he is okay with another sorority but he has been talking about these crayfish that he wants. I told him I only do pinchers on ghost shrimp. He gets a crayfish it's all about him after I set up the tank. Hehe.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #26 
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Yeah, I have memories of wild crayfish from my childhood. Strictly a hands-off creature. XD
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #27 
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For me, I just rinsed it a TON and it cleared in a few hours 9 the second time around, firs time it was clear the next day
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #28 
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Okay so maybe I rinse it better next time. I may try that. Thanks.

Sakura. I am hands off with anything with big pinchers. I won't even go near a dead lobster on someones dinner plate. I am terrified of the stories I have heard of them escaping. I am praying for more betta's honestly. *rolls eyes* could you imagine turning on your light and one staring at you in the middle of your living room floor like, "what?" AHHH. lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:08 AM   #29 
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For rinsing of sand I've heard that a pillow case works well.

Put sand in the pillow case then insert a hose into the open end, grip the pillow case around the hose and rinse, rinse, rinse. If I decide to try sand some day I think gonna use this method.

BTW Shirley, you're killin' me with all this talk of spare equipment while I troll Craigslist for something cheap I could use. Sigh

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #30 
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pillow case. Sounds like fun! I could make my five year old brother-in-law do that. He will do anything for a dollar *hehehe*

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