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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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either sand is fine. You can use "calcium carbonate" sand in aquariums too. Use whatever looks best to you
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Thanks guys.
I found Red Sea Reef Base aragonite sand for 20kg cheap.I thnk I'll get that.
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I use African cichlid Eco Complete, this due in part to the well water, which is hooked to a water softner, and nuetralizer system. I find with the use of this substrate Im not adding crazy amount of buffer at water changes, and it keeps the PH up to about 8.5
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Coral sand is popular for tropheus tanks in Korea because it helps to increase ph.
I am using coral sand, too.
Even some people get normal sand from the beaches in Korea.
Before you use, you should wash them very well to get rid of salt.
And also it is free..
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I picked up some toys-r-us play sand upon a recommendation from someone on some forum and it has turned out to be excellent. It is fairly cheap at under $5 a bag. I forget the size, but one bag filled a 55 gallon 1 1/2 inches deep. It is big enough not to clump and produce algae, or hold bad gases. I now have it in three tanks and I plan to suck out some of the more expensive fish store purchased sand and replace it. Great cheap sand, it is pretty light in color so it works well in my troph tanks that have a painted black background. HTH
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Old 05-13-2010
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Denny @ May 11 2010, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Coral sand is popular for tropheus tanks in Korea because it helps to increase ph.
I am using coral sand, too.
Even some people get normal sand from the beaches in Korea.
Before you use, you should wash them very well to get rid of salt.
And also it is free.. [/b]
Hahah lol. Thats a good idea but its not possible for us in Turkey
But I would be thankfull if you can grab some sand and send me
Thanks anyway..
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Coral sand. It buffers your pH and looks natural.
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You may want to try getting a smaller quantity of the Aragonite or crushed coral and putting it into netting/nylon bags and then into your filters. Like how people add carbon to their filtration, you add aragonite/crushed coral. This will help to buffer your water without killing your wallet. You can also use marble to buffer up your water and limestone. And concrete. Can't forget about concrete. LOL.

Do you have any type of home improvement stores over there? Or landscaping companies? Or pool or hottub stores?

Good luck!
Jenney.
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This is all I use in my tanks now. Marine Substrate - Samoa Pink Sand #0 - 20 lb.

World Wide Imports Ent Inc.
Now Only: $15.99

Pictures of it are in the gallery
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I went with what don suggested and boy the sand looks amazing. Heres some pictures.




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