01-09-2009, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by NMrayn
Hello again ya'll,
I have a question for you smart people out there LOL. The tank i ahve was given to me and it has ugly blue stones in it. I want to do the play sand bottom that i saw in a few pics, but my question is, my tank is already set up and has lil fishys in it, would it be hard to change? Should i just stay the way it is or is it easy to add a new bottom to the tank? THANKS GUYS
What worked great for me was that I took a nylon hose and bagged up a large portion of the gravel (in your case ugly blue stones) into the *foot* of the nylon hose and set it on one end of the tank. I then added my white play sand that I had rinsed in a bucket about a thousand times. Actually, it was more like 20 times. I left the nylon hose that had the gravel in it in the tank for about two weeks. During those two weeks I moved the nylon encased gravel to sit on a different spot on the sand every few days. After two weeks I removed it. During this time I checked my water parameters daily and never even experienced a mini cycle. The tank I did this in was only a 6gl (with fish) so it was a pretty easy rinse on the sand. I really like the looks of the white play sand...much better than the gravel that I got rid of.
Last edited by aunt kymmie; 01-09-2009 at 05:20 PM..