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Postby chad » 2008-04-02 13:10

:hellothere:
Hi does anyone know what kind of sand i can use in my tanks
i am thinking of changing from Gravel to sand,and getting a couple of rays in one of my 6ft Discus tanks, but dont want to pay a fortune for it at the local fish shop, i have heard that you can buy sand from your local DIY shop, but dont know what to ask for,
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: sand

Postby KittyKat » 2008-04-02 16:14

Chad, "Play Sand" is the thing to use. Any other kind of sand sold in shops will be too *** as it may contain bits of gravel, whereas the standards for play sand are quite rigid as it is intended for children meaning that it is fine and a high grade. It is easily available from most garden centers ;)
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Re: sand

Postby chad » 2008-04-03 17:19

Hi Kitty :hellothere:

Thanks for the reply i have kept fish for over 14 years and have 6 tanks, all have gravel as subtrate, but fancy sand any particular Brand of sand.
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Re: sand

Postby oxymoron » 2008-04-04 00:17

hehe.. you like your brands then i take it chad?

as KK said, the regulations on play sand means that any brand is likely to be just the same as the next brand.
I use sand in my tank and its great! :) I would recommend some trumpet snails to help turn over the sand and stop the anaerobic (sp) build up.
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Re: sand

Postby KittyKat » 2008-04-08 15:18

I like the "Tesco" play sand which is off-white (check before you buy as they may have changed supplier) which came in at 90p pet 20L last time I bought some and 40L was enough to cover an area of 1.5x3ft. I also bought some "Westland" which was a more redish-brown colour and "Rainbow" do coloured sands which I am yet to try. Ideally I would like to try something black though as I think it would look stunning in a tank!
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