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11 years 9 months ago #23789 by Hurriken
Replied by Hurriken on topic sand
I use pool filter sand and I love it. To me it is easier to deal with than gravel. 3M makes a sand called Color Quartz. I heard it comes in about 15 different colors.

Take the vacuum attachment off of the Python. Hold the end of the hose between your thumb and your palm. Once the siphon is started stick your whole arm in the tank and use your fingers to stir up the sand. The ditrius will float longer than the sand and is easy to suck up. Place a bucket at the output to catch sand that you suck up. It will be spotless. Add it back to the tank. Make sure your filters are turned off before you start and until the sand settles again.

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11 years 10 months ago #23282 by gtphale
Replied by gtphale on topic sand
When I had play sand I had to worry about that, but with the pool filter sand its not an issue. Its a heavy enough grain and the size is regulated so you don't have that issue.

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11 years 10 months ago #23277 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic sand
I've run my python syphon into a bucket in a sink or bath tub.  Sand sinks, water over flows.  You need to get it set up correctly or else sand will get sucked out with the current.

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11 years 10 months ago #23275 by dgarnier
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Most of my tanks are bare bottom, but rest have sand.  When cleaning them I drian the water into a bucket so I dont worry about sucking up sand.  I just pour out the water and then spill the sand back in the tank when i done.

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11 years 10 months ago #23268 by whetfish
Replied by whetfish on topic sand

Nice....!

I also love the look, more so than my graveled tanks.  But I find them difficult to clean vs. gravel. 


I was hesitant to switch over to sand, due to the cleaning.  Basically, you get used to cleaning it.  Takes the same amount of time.  I do like white sand over black sand.  If you get some detritus under the sand it turns black and foul smelling.  Mixing the sand up keeps that from happening.  If you have black sand, you never see the build up.

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11 years 10 months ago #23209 by baldtaxguy
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Nice....!

I also love the look, more so than my graveled tanks.  But I find them difficult to clean vs. gravel. 

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11 years 10 months ago #23203 by gtphale
Replied by gtphale on topic sand
here's a pic of pool filter sand. Never mind the bad looking Damasoni, they are moving to a new home. Got some new arrivals on the way. ;D

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11 years 10 months ago #23201 by Kegger22
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yes it is

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11 years 10 months ago #23197 by jrflanagan
Replied by jrflanagan on topic sand
I've got flourite in my 75 and I love the look, but I'm doing a geophagus tank and want to do sand for them.

Thanks for all of the feedback...I couldn't find any white sand at the hardware store. All they have is the brown play sand.

Is the pool filter sand white?

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11 years 11 months ago #23051 by spaunen
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I just removed 100 pounds of sand in my 120. Pain in the A! Put gravel in there and looks 2x better.

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