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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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pool filter sand is great......but you should ask about water condtions that is if you have hard water great! but if you have a water softener, then coral sand or any sand that corects ph (harder) is better
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B&Q play sand.But give it a good wash
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Use imaginary #3- Pool filter sand. It is cheap, easy to maintain, looks like a reef tank if you add a few live or death coral for decoration also to buffer your ph level. I tried all different sands and gravel, but end up switched all over to pool filter sand.
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2/12 river sand for sand blasting. $15/100 pounds. All pre washed very pretty slightly larger than play sand so less floating.

Mix in some crushed coral for good measure.
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I've used the white play sand at your local big box hardware stores . It's clean and sifted and super inexpensive . Some Times you can pick up a 50lbs for $5.00..
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This is all I use in my tanks now. Marine Substrate - Samoa Pink Sand #0 - 20 lb.

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Old thread but is this sand ok? i just saw it in my local LFS and looks great, was hesitant because it said "live marine bio" in it
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Old thread but is this sand ok? i just saw it in my local LFS and looks great, was hesitant because it said "live marine bio" in it
N0!!Its great for salt water fish bio wise.
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Use aragonite sand, looks better and keep ph up.
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I've recently discovered that the reptile sand,which is calcium, works really well sand most times cheaper than the marine sand
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I use crush coral arogonite and Leslies Pool Filter (silica) sand mixed together for my petros / trophs / simos.


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