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- - Play Sand (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-freshwater-aquarium/play-sand-41782/)
I've heard about it, but I can't track down the threads in which I read about it.
Can anyone give me any information on using play sand as a substrate in an aquarium?
I am pretty sure several people here do...
And can anyone show me any pictures of how it looks in their tanks? thanks :)
I use it in one of my tanks, the loaches LOVE it, as do I. If you look at my aquariums tab you can see the one tank that I have it in.
ooops, that tank isn't in my log. Let me download a pic now..BRB
Play sand substrate:
Wow, that looks very nice.
Unless I can think of/find some cheap black substrate, I may try that out in one of my tanks. :)
Does any "Play sand" work?
If you're going to be planting anything in there, i'd just go for flourite black sand... I bought it last time I was at the LFS, and I've gotta say... It's beautiful stuff, and my plants love it!
I've got it in all 3 of my tanks now.
Play sand looks pretty good, but i guess for me, the difference between a bag of play sand (~5 bucks?) and a bag of flourite sand (~15 bucks) is not just a difference in price. The flourite has a lot more benefit than just being more expensive... Like I said, if you have plants, it's great!
play sand is great and it's cheap,just was it a hundred times(slight over kill)
in my tank i placed gravel at the back for the plants,then the sand a the front,
the corys loved it.
remember to stir it gentaly with a stick or spoon/fork to keep it from getting gas pockets.
M Trumpet Snails work well as long as you don't have loaches.
I use play sand in several of my tanks (I have pictures of some in my tanks, although I really need to update my tanks...). You do have to wash it quite a bit before using it but it's a great, cheap substrate.
Thanks for all the suggestions, though, guys. I guess I'll look around.
One last question.... how WELL do I need to wash it? someone said a lot? why?
the play sand has lots of loose like dustieness,and it will really muck up the tank and filter
if you don't wash it out loads,like a gross silty slick on top of the water,
we all tend to wash,wash,wash,wash,wash,and still wash,then when your arms
are hanging down like a groillas and you wanna cry,wash again.:lol:
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