Is This Substrate OK?

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Is This Substrate OK?

Post by Ianb262 » Mon May 09, 2016 10:20 am

Hello again,
I am buying all the equipment for my new tank and I really want white sand for the bottom.
I saw some white sand at petsmart for 23$ a bag (like 5lbs). WAY out of my price range.
So I found this white silica sand at menard's (50lb Bag) and I was wondering if it is okay for an aquarium.
Check it out if you want to: https://goo.gl/Uo96uH
I haven't bought it yet just in case it's bad for the fishies :P

Thanks again

~Ian
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Re: Is This Substrate OK?

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon May 09, 2016 11:30 am

What fish? If for BW, I prefer aragonite sand. It buffers the water & keeps the pH steady, around 8.
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Re: Is This Substrate OK?

Post by Ianb262 » Mon May 09, 2016 11:39 am

I decided to get 2 F8's for my 55gal. I am wondering if the sand would still work fine though?
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Re: Is This Substrate OK?

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu May 12, 2016 10:37 pm

Aragonite sand is recommended.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Is This Substrate OK?

Post by Readricx » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:51 am

You take the information from this place, why I could not find it.

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