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Tropheus Aquascaping Discussion of suitable rocks, substrates, tank decor, layout, etc.

View Poll Results: Sand Setup Suggestions
HAGEN GEOsystem Natural Sand with Calcium Carbonate 3 3.30%
Aqua Deco Coral Sand 0.5mm 9 9.89%
Pool filter sand 54 59.34%
Other (please describe below) 25 27.47%
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Dear friends,
I am confused on choosing two products for my new tropheus tank. I am looking for suggestions on what to buy between these products.
  1. Aqua Deco Coral Sand 0,5mm
  2. HAGEN GEOsystem Natural Sand with Calsium and Carbonate
    Which one do you suggest?
Thanks in advance,
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#3 ... pool filter sand :lol:

Very inexpensive, easy to siphon, and looks fairly natural B)
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Heather @ May 4 2010, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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#3 ... pool filter sand :lol:

Very inexpensive, easy to siphon, and looks fairly natural B)[/b]

+1 on pool filter sand. Light color reflects light nicely as well. Brightens the tank up significantly
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Thought it would be fun to add a poll to help you decide
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Natural sand all the way. Just makes the tank look more natural.
Some of us spend hundreds if not thousands on our setups and skimp out on getting the cheapest substrate. Something that your friends see right away.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SergeantBugra @ May 4 2010, 06:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Dear friends,
I am confused on choosing two products for my new tropheus tank. I am looking for suggestions on what to buy between these products.
  1. Aqua Deco Coral Sand 0,5mm
  2. HAGEN GEOsystem Natural Sand with Calsium and Carbonate
    Which one do you suggest?
Thanks in advance,
Bugra[/b]
Live Sand! algae doesn't stick to this stuff as fast so it stays brighter longer, reduces waste, and buffers the water in your tank.
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Torpedo beach sand
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Talking about sand, my friend gave me a bag of sand (not in the original packaging) and he doesn't know what sand is it. I think it's aragonite, but I'm not 100% sure. As usual when I have a ?s I always ask to mi familia @ trophs.com
I researched it online and it said to use vinegar to check whether it's aragonite or not. I put a pinch on a water bottle lid, and when I pour the vinegar in, it slowly started to dissolve and bubbly. Is that aragonite ? I saw it at some other articles, that it has to be like alka seltzer when you put the vinegar. So is that aragonite sand, or is there any other way(s) to test it ?
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Lol, Thanks guys but I dunno where to get that pool filter sand I live in Turkey and I want my sand to buffer my water naturaly without using any chemicals
Aragonite ( Live Sand) is pretty expensive. 5KG around 30 USD$
But Hagen brand Calcium Carbonate sand is around 25 KG 45 USD $
And Aqua Deco Coral Sand is around 40 USD$.
These are my options guys
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SergeantBugra @ May 5 2010, 03:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Lol, Thanks guys but I dunno where to get that pool filter sand I live in Turkey and I want my sand to buffer my water naturaly without using any chemicals
Aragonite ( Live Sand) is pretty expensive. 5KG around 30 USD$
But Hagen brand Calcium Carbonate sand is around 25 KG 45 USD $
And Aqua Deco Coral Sand is around 40 USD$.
These are my options guys [/b]
Calcium Carbonate sand is for reptiles, go with the deco coral sand if thts your only 2 options.
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