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southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:00 PM

difference between gravel and sand
ok i see tons people with sand and less with gravel or rocks latly is sand better in freshwater my thots were it cant be good for the filter if it gets up in there grinding on the moving parts but im not sure i admit it looks nicer i would love to have it how does one go about this

molliefan09 10-22-2009 07:03 PM

i actually just replaced my gravel for sand about 3 weeks ago....i just too my fish out of the tank and put them in a temp tank with an aerator, removed all my decos, scooped out the gravel with a net and put the sand in. just make sure you rinse the sand VERY well before adding it and use tank water for the temp holding tank. i made the mistake of not rincing it and it turned my tank wter BLACK for about 36 hours and 7 days and a whole lot of PWC to get my tank back to the crystal clear water

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:05 PM

wow crazy can were do u get the white sand i see everybody with

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:06 PM

is sand good with a oscar and firemouth and pleco or does it matter which fish and how do u get ur name to say
20 gallon tank
1 fish
1 fish
2 fish
u get the point

molliefan09 10-22-2009 07:12 PM

it under the user cp and it is your signature.....the sand i have in my tank is actually cichlid sand (dont have any cichlids) but my lfs recommended far as i know it should be fine....but i am new at all this so i may be wrong

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:15 PM

do u knw if plants will grow with the sand in the tank or does it have to be gravel

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:17 PM

that would be cool if they did

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:18 PM

how do u get the picture on the left everytime u send a message

molliefan09 10-22-2009 07:22 PM

i just started putting plants in my tank and as far as i know the sand is fine for them.....under user cp and its called avatar

southamericancichlidguy23 10-22-2009 07:23 PM

cool i wann grow moss up my driftwood

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