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post #11 of 15 Old 01-21-2009, 03:48 AM
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I will say that with a school of about six albino cories in my 29g that I hardly ever have to vaccumn my tank. I think what they do though is just move the waste around though.
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-21-2009, 03:56 AM
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regardless theres still going to be detritus that will only get removed from gravel vacs and water changes.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-21-2009, 09:38 AM
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Corys won't eat detritus. They're scavengers and they'll eat fallen food and such but they aren't going to clean the tank for you. They might keep it flipped up enough to picked up by the filter.

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post #14 of 15 Old 01-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Pool filter sand is silica sand , which is probably the best to use in a FW tank. It is round and comes in great colors however it is seasonal so you would have to wait till pool season. Its cleaner and rinses easily.I'll be picking some up when the atores stock up.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-23-2009, 07:58 AM
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Pool filter sand is silica sand , which is probably the best to use in a FW tank. It is round and comes in great colors however it is seasonal so you would have to wait till pool season. Its cleaner and rinses easily.I'll be picking some up when the atores stock up.
It isn't seasonal if you look in the right place. I buy it for the vineyard filters year round at my local ag irrigation supply store. There are a couple different grades based on the size of the sand particle. Probably much cheaper too. Thanks for this post I think I am going to go with sand in my 30 gallon. I think I am going to rinse the sand to clean it a couple times before I add it to the tank.

Setup: 13 Gallon Tank, Tetra Wishper ex20 filter, Undergravel w/ carbon filter towers & Tetra Whisper 20 air pump, Marineland Stealth 100w heater,

Fish: 1-Spotted Cory Cat.

Starting a 30 Gallon, but need to build a cabinet first.......
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