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PFS Brand Name assist.

7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #34524 by BigOtto
Replied by BigOtto on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
Tested my tap water today.

PH read 7.6 (after about ten minutes the same test went down to a 7.2)
kh read 192.6 (11 drops)
gh read 176 (10 drops)

With the drop in the ph like that I'm thinking of adding a little aragonite into the pfs.
Last edit: 7 years 6 months ago by BigOtto.

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7 years 6 months ago #34505 by BigOtto
Replied by BigOtto on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
I might try to keep the substrate under 1.5" to prevent that from happening.

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7 years 6 months ago #34504 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
please remember that the finer the sand the tighter it will compact trapping gases underneath so make sure you clean/ rake the sand with every water change

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7 years 6 months ago #34503 by BigOtto
Replied by BigOtto on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
Thank you everyone! Now I've just got to find mystic white Pfs at one of the local pool supply stores.

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7 years 6 months ago #34502 by scubadiver
Replied by scubadiver on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
Mystic White Pool Sand has been recommended by Madeto and I have to stand by his recommendation.

Talking to the local pool company, they regard Mystic White as the best pool sand and said it makes a difference in keeping the pool clean. Bags are about $12 which is not going to sway a pool company to buy one bag over the other.

You can literally grab the bag pour it into a tank full of fish and the tank will be clear in 15 minutes

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7 years 6 months ago #34500 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
Your imagination is your limitations.

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7 years 6 months ago #34497 by BigOtto
Replied by BigOtto on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
What about mixing the two say 70% PFS, 30% play ground?

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7 years 6 months ago #34496 by newworld
Replied by newworld on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
Bright white silica sand to me looks fake, I like simple cheap playground sand...

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7 years 6 months ago #34495 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
Sand is sand... Your pretty much looking for something you think will look good in the tank and for which you are willing to pay for.

Most anything on the market your going to have to rinse at least a little. Stay away from anything that is used in construction...trust me it is filthy and takes forever to clean.

Pool filter sand and sand blasting sand are both good pretty clean options. I have both in my tanks.

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7 years 6 months ago #34494 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic PFS Brand Name assist.
It's pretty much all the same as it is just white silica sand, don't worry about brand, just look for best price

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