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My 55 gallon planted tank is finally coming along!
Old 10-19-2010, 12:55 PM   #11
 
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What's the sand brand?
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:58 PM   #12
 
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Looks like play sand.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #13
 
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When you say play sand, you mean the sand use in sandbox?
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #14
 
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for a new tank it looks way better then mine
Kitten, your tank is WAY more amazing than mine!

And yes, it is sand that was marked "fine", so there was no chunks of dirt or rock as you tend to get in regular play sand bags. It's not the best substrate for plant growth, but it has done pretty well so far.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:27 PM   #15
 
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nice tank!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #16
 
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nice tank!
Thanks johnnyjiron! Thanks everyone! The plants have already grown much bigger!
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:00 AM   #17
 
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Great job
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:40 AM   #18
 
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lol mine started off like an empty tank.it's only now that it looks nice lol
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:48 AM   #19
 
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[ATTACH][ATTACH]Pool filter sand.jpg[/ATTACH][/ATTACH]The pool filter sand is a heavier sand. It holds down plants well. I like it as when their is algae growth on the top it can be rubbed between your hands in sections and the algae comes clean. I can't vacuum the sand as it will go up the hose. I use a net to get the stuff that settles on the top of the sand every few days. I got this sand from a pool supply store. It's a bit more expensive then play sand or Home Depot sand. But I think it is still cheap at 50 lbs. for $12. Black sand you can get a a local fish store for 20 lbs for about $20. colorful fish look really nice with the black sand so does red cherry shrimp. Just stay away from Tahitian Moon black sand as it is really fine and I have heard people say it is terrible as it is like coal in your tank and and is a mess cleaning it. Black sand does make your tank look darker. Some people put Eco-complete on the bottom of their tanks as this is good for live plants and then put a 2" layer of black sand on top of the Eco-complete. If you want a brighter look and a salt water tank look go for the lighter color sand. Pool filter sand is a tannish color. You can also get crushed coral but that will make your tanks water ph harder.

picture - is the grain of pool filter sand up close notice the small bits of different colors.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #20
 
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Very, very nice tank! I like it alot! Its going to be even more beautiful as the plants grow in.
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