Originally Posted by eileen
I switched out my tanks all to sand also. I have black sand and pool filter sand that I got at a pool supply store 50lbs for $12.00 .I like this sand over others as it is a courser sand and heavier so it holds my live plants better. Algae gets on it I just rub sections of it with my hands and it comes clean. It was a bit of work cleaning that sand but worth the look I got. If you can't use the rest sell it on craigslist. I did that and it worked out well.
Petco now sells sand . I got black sand it was $4.99 for a 5lb bag but they had other colors also. This sand is clean and I just dumped it in my new 10 gal. tank I set up for baby fish. My Crystal Red shrimps look great against the black sand. There is a thread on switching to sand on here somewhere if anyone is interested. The Red Cherry shrimps look great against black sand and if you have Ghost shrimps they show up better against the darker color.
Here are pictures of the pool filter sand tank and my crystal red shrimps , dwarf honey gouarmi on the black sand., Tank with the pool filter sand and 1 of my Rare Blue Russian ramshorn snail I got shipped to me from N.Y
Looks great :) jelous of your snail, if i could find some real pretty ones i would get them, but havent seen any, and very jelous of your endlers, i've seen like 3 at petco, but their more guppy than anything
The pink is just cause i wanted a background and all i had was pink printer paper, so i started taping it on sheet by sheet lol, my 14 gallon had blue, and my 55 has a mixture of colors cause by time i got that tank i ran out of matching colors lol, but the blue on my 14 eventually i tore off, so now i have 3 tanks with no background and i hate it lol, maybe if i run into some black ill do that, i think i would be able to see my new Gold Gourami better and my glow danio better lol
The rocks is a story, ha
my sister did a 10 gallon with red rocks, then ditched it so i took care of it, it had 2 bettas, 1 male 1 female, 3 danios, and 2 sucker fish, well one summer at my old church i wont a dozen gold fish and threw them in, bad mistake, killed everything including them selves, except for 2 danios, so i put those 2 danios in a 2 gallon, and them my friends house went into forclouser, and they left behind a 29 gallon and her dad left it in the back and dupmed it out and said i could have it, so i cleaned it out real good cause it was all green slimy algery and moved the 2 danios to it and bought 2 bags of black rocks with neon rock in it, and eventually 1 of the danios died and i had the other for a total of 4 years that lived through hundreds of livebreeders and neons that i had thrown in the tank throught the years that all died, well probably because i never had a heater or light, so agust of last year, she finally died, so i restalked my tank in november with 16 fish and 3 aqua frogs, still didn't have a heater or light, so i lost nearly everything after a few months, i think the only fish i still have from that batch is one of my skirts, NO i never had an ammonia outbreak from adding that many fish at once, the pet store was shocked every time they tested my water. But from then i added a bunch of those bigger rocks, that eventually i had to try and pull out to put in my 14 gallon