04-11-2009, 05:02 PM
| || | Live Argonite Reef Sand in a Freshwater Aquarium?
About two months or so ago, we decided to switch from gravel to sand in our freshwater aquarium. We changed part of the water, and added Live Argonite Reef sand. Being beginner aquarium owners, we used this sand in our freshwater tank. A few fish died, and we thought it might have been because of higher nitrite levels at the time. Because of this, we did not add any fish since, but now the testing is showing that nitrite levels are normal. We are considering adding some fish. However, my GH and KH tests were abnormally high, and I was wondering if this might be due to the sand. If it is, what do you recommend we do? Switch to a saltwater or brackish tank, or remove the sand? Or maybe keep it as is but choose a specific type of fish that can handle this? If so, which type should we get? Any advice?