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Aquarius Keeper 09-28-2008 02:29 AM

"sand box"
 
I was thinking of burying a shallow glass dish of sand in the gravel my 30g (high) floor - because I have heard ghost shrimp and kuhli loaches appreciate a little sand. What sort of maintenance problems would I then have to look out for?

Thanks,

Jonathan

willow 09-28-2008 02:37 AM

hi
you would just hover over the sand with the gravel vac,to
keep the surface clean,however you need to stir it on a regular
basis to stop it getting Anaerobic pockets.

Charlie 09-28-2008 02:38 PM

Be aware that the sand probably won't stay where you want it. May or may not be maintenance-concerned depending on whether or not you care about sand mixed with your substrate.


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