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post #11 of 16 Old 04-08-2012, 07:48 PM
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Thanks. I don't necessarily want them to spawn I was just curious if the sand would cause any difficulties. As for the Oscar, it's only a possibility. I plan on adding plenty of spaces to hide/establish territory. The jack Dempsey we previously owned was raised on it's own and was at a pretty good size when we got him which I think contributed to the aggression. I was told introducing these 4 together shouldn't be a problem in the future. But that's just what I was told by the guy at the shop as well as various pages online.
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-08-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Well I've looked into it before and read the same thing. If aggression becomes a problem something will be done.
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-14-2012, 08:25 PM
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I recently purchased a 37 gallon tank came with a bunch of stuff including the original gravel and undergravel cleaner. I decided to use the gravel to save a few bucks and I'm not a huge fan of it. It's not the right color and just way to messy. I want to go with sand but I'm not sure how to go about it and I've heard it can ruin filters. I have an aquaclear 50 in the tank currently. Another questiong I havr is ive had the tank setup for about a week now finally got the levels just right to put fish in but the water is still slightly cloudy. I've tried seachems clarity and that did nothing. I moved the filter which slightly helped but still looks foggy. I currently have 2 young convicts and 2 young Dempseys and should be adding a young oscar by tuesday fingers crossed. Can any body give me some advice? I'm pretty new to this.
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not sure if you did get sand but i was in the same boat as you with gravel and wanting sand. i went with pool filter sand ($10 for 50lbs.) and love it it looks so nice and my plant seems to be doing great with it. just needs plenty of washing before putting in the tank.
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post #14 of 16 Old 04-14-2012, 08:35 PM
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did you get the Oscar in the end or not?

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-16-2012, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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No oscar. As much as I'd love one I'm trying to make sure my 4 are good together. No problems with them yet. One of the Jack's seems to enjoy swimming alongside the convicts while the other jack hides all day. I just to want to introduce a new fish and risk throwing off their system.:/
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