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Old 07-01-2009, 07:57 AM   #11
 
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Yes, play sand all the way. Cheap, inert, looks great, did I say cheap? I use sand in all my tanks now, to me there's no comparison between a nice sand bottom and gravel.

Thanks for the nod Johnny. Maybe that sand post should be stickied...
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:32 AM   #12
 
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yeah it should be a stickie, it's great.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:49 PM   #13
 
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I agree with the above members, I wouldn't chance it.....just grab a 50lb bag of cheap "play sand", the kind you would use for a sandbox. It's cheap and looks great....like I said before just wash the living hell out of it!!

haha ok i will wash it very well!




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after i add everything to my new 29 gallon ill post pictures!
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #14
 
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And remember, RINSE. You will hate it, it will take forever, but done properly you will wind up with a sand bottom that does not make a sand storm in your tank when it's messed with.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:05 AM   #15
 
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I second that...it takes forever and your arm will feel like its going to fall off, but in my 20G I can re-landscape, moves rocks around with no problems at all
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #16
 
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No kidding, the rinsing required is excessive. I'm really glad I did my sand substrate over a year ago. Rinsing 100+ pounds of sand required using alot of water. Now that we are on water restriction I would have felt guilty wasting that much water.
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