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Is sand ok
I want to put sand in my freshwater and I was wondering if all my inhabitants would be ok I have guppies, albino bristle nose pleco, African dwarf frog, ghost shrimp, blue mystery snails, trapdoor nails. Thanks for the help
Sand is not only okay but ideal. It is cleaner, much more natural, and no maintenance. I only use and recommend Estes Marine Sand (also known as Stoney River and Ultra Reef) because it is very uniform in size and the size is perfect (lets oxygen get to the whole sand bed, sinks quickly, etc.). I have been using it on all my tanks and all my clients' tanks for about six years and have never had any of the issues associated with sand (really just other types of sand).
Google. Almost any LFS should be able to easily special order it if they don't carry it. It should run $4-5 per five pound bag, so no more expensive than gravel. I usually do one pound per gallon to get about one inch thickness. There is a whole article on sand in the link in my signature, it includes pictures.
The sand I use and recommend requires absolutely no cleaning at all.
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