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MARIOPARTY53 08-15-2008 06:30 PM

Putting sand in a tank?
 
Well, Could I put any kind of sand in a water tank

iamntbatman 08-15-2008 06:44 PM

I wouldn't use just *any* kind of sand. Unless you like the look of black sand and don't mind spending all of the extra money on it, play sand works well. You have to rinse it out a ton before you put it in your tank or your water will be milky.

MARIOPARTY53 08-15-2008 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I wouldn't use just *any* kind of sand. Unless you like the look of black sand and don't mind spending all of the extra money on it, play sand works well. You have to rinse it out a ton before you put it in your tank or your water will be milky.

So play sand wouldnt kill these guys if they swalow it?

iamntbatman 08-15-2008 06:55 PM

I don't suppose so, then again I'm not sure if they *do* swallow it. I have sand in some of my tanks, and my fish will spit out the sand they accidentally eat when they get some food. Other fish sift the sand out through their gill slits. Plenty of people use sand in their tanks, and I've never heard of it hurting a fish before.

MARIOPARTY53 08-15-2008 07:03 PM

but i mean play sand hurting fish

iamntbatman 08-15-2008 07:05 PM

I use play sand, as do many others on this forum. I would avoid using paver sand or anything like that though.

MARIOPARTY53 08-15-2008 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I use play sand, as do many others on this forum. I would avoid using paver sand or anything like that though.

oh ok
i was just wondering thsnks

okiemavis 08-15-2008 07:30 PM

Play sand's fine for fish. Mine take up mouth fulls of it with their food, eat the food and spit the sand out through their gills, it's cute!

Amphitrite 08-16-2008 04:36 AM

Is this a new tank you're thinking of putting sand it, or is it an already established tank that you're going to take the old substrate out of first?


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