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Herky 07-01-2009 12:51 AM

Is this a good snad for Angelfish?
 
I'm going to be upgrading to a bigger aquarium soon and I want a sand bottom. Was looking around and found this:

Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate

I like the black and white sand version but I don't know how well this would suit my angels. I know they are cichlids but they are not african cichlids...which this is designed for.

If this is a good option, how much should I get for a 60 gallon cube measuring 24x24x24?

Byron 07-01-2009 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Herky (Post 210772)
I'm going to be upgrading to a bigger aquarium soon and I want a sand bottom. Was looking around and found this:

Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate

I like the black and white sand version but I don't know how well this would suit my angels. I know they are cichlids but they are not african cichlids...which this is designed for.

If this is a good option, how much should I get for a 60 gallon cube measuring 24x24x24?

Just a caution, as this is specifically intended for African cichlids one can assume they mean rift lake cichlids, and the sand might well be calcium-based to add hardness and raise the pH, and/or have salts in it. Which is the opposite of what you want for angelfish that are soft, acidic water fish.

Tyyrlym 07-01-2009 07:15 AM

No it's not. Angelfish are south American cichilds. As such they are accustomed to softer water. I wouldn't use any sand intended for African Cichlids or marine use. You want a silica sand. Personally I'd say a nice cheap inert play sand from your local home improvement store. $5 for 50lbs. Can't beat that deal.

Herky 07-01-2009 08:45 AM

Cool, that is what I was thinking but figured I'd check here first.


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