• Can you use live sand in a freshwater tank? Yahoo Answers

    02/12/2008· You can use it, but it will be "dead sand" in a freshwater aquarium. That is, all the "live" stuff in the sand will die very quickly in fresh water, and the die-off may cause an ammonia spike in your water. Also, the sand used for marine aquaria typically is chosen for its buffering capacity. If your sand is crushed coral, aragonite, oolite

    Can I use live sand for a freshwater aquarium? Yahoo

    06/01/2008· If you cycle the tank before adding fish and use bottled reverse osmosis water, you'll be fine. The water will have a pH of about 7.5 8.0 for the first 2 months and will then drop to about 7.0 7.8 after 2-3 months. Don't use tap water as your primary source with live sand in a freshwater tank until the tank

    can i use sand in a freshwater tank? Yahoo Answers

    07/06/2009· You can definitely use sand in a fresh water tank. However, definitely buy aquarium sand and let it settle in your tank before adding the fish. Sand is actually better for many fish. Some fish, like loaches and catfish, don't actually have scales to protect them. They are more likely to get injured than fish with scales. The sand is softer and

    Can I use coral sand in a fresh water tank? Yahoo Answers

    16/06/2009· Coral sand can be especially useful in African Cichlid tanks if you live in areas that don't have hard alkaline water. I would recommend a thin layer (about 1/2 inch to 1") throughout the tank so you don't develop ammonia pockets in the substrate. Once a year, it's a good idea to empty the tank and rinse the sand to give it a thorough cleaning

    Can you add live rock to a freshwater aquarium? Yahoo

    17/06/2007· RE: Can i use live rock in a freshwater aquarium? i have a 20 gal aquarium that i had saltwater fish in and i had live rock and the sand type stuff that stores use for the marine tanks can i use the live rock and the sand for a freshwater tank i have had the rock out of saltwater for about 5 months if you know how to be able to set up a...

    can you put live sand in a fresh water tank? Yahoo

    24/09/2012· If you put it in fresh water, anything "alive" on that sand will be killed. In theory, one could culture freshwater live sand (or collect it from a sandy river bottom), but that wouldn't solve the problem of the sand making a big mess in the tank. Sand also tend to compact into a hard mass, and tends to get sucked into filters and damage them

    Could a marine live sand be used for freshwater aquarium

    07/02/2010· No. The pH of the sand is too high for most freshwater fish. You can use any old sand, except for live sand. Get some play sand from Lowes or Home Depot and rinse in thoroughly with hot water. Plus live sand is a waste of money unless you are actually doing a marine tank

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    12/09/2011· You can use this for a marine tank, but I suggest you use it in conjunction with plenty of good quality live rock. Live rock makes a better biofilter, since it has nitrifying as well as some denitrifying properties--but an HOB comes in handy for trapping particulates in the water column.

    Is Beach Sand safe for my Freshwater fish tank? Yahoo

    08/03/2012· no you can not use beach sand in a freshwater tank you can't even use it in a salt water tank there is no way to clean the pollution and salt from that sand a 50 pound bag of play sand is 5 dollars, that is safe with lots of rinsingbeach sand is not even safe for the freshwater fish or the water chemistry.

    Whats best sand or gravel for a aquarium? Yahoo

    08/04/2009· Whats best sand or gravel for a aquarium? I have cold water fish in a 3ft tank and a external Fluval 405 filter. Answer Save. 10 Answers. Relevance. Anonymous. 1 decade ago. Best answer. Do not use sand, it compacts too much and creates areas that can become anerobic and cause all sorts of problems. They sell a gravel that is very small and similar to sand though large enough to

    Can i use live rock in a freshwater aquarium? Yahoo

    22/05/2008· RE: Can i use live rock in a freshwater aquarium? i have a 20 gal aquarium that i had saltwater fish in and i had live rock and the sand type stuff that stores use for the marine tanks can i use the live rock and the sand for a freshwater tank i have had the rock out of saltwater for about 5 months if you know how to be able to set up a...

    Can I use coral sand in a fresh water tank? Yahoo

    17/06/2009· Coral sand can be especially useful in African Cichlid tanks if you live in areas that don't have hard alkaline water. I would recommend a thin layer (about 1/2 inch to 1") throughout the tank so you don't develop ammonia pockets in the substrate. Once a year, it's a good idea to empty the tank and rinse the sand to give it a thorough cleaning

    Can you add live rock to a freshwater aquarium?

    17/06/2007· RE: Can i use live rock in a freshwater aquarium? i have a 20 gal aquarium that i had saltwater fish in and i had live rock and the sand type stuff that stores use for the marine tanks can i use the live rock and the sand for a freshwater tank i have had the rock out of saltwater for about 5 months if you know how to be able to set up a...

    can i use saltwater sand for my FRESHWATER aquarium

    19/05/2012· If there is no change, add some more, and keep monitoring. If no change in these things occur, you can assume that it will be fine. Be aware, however, of the size of the grains as compared to the freshwater sand. If the size different is fairly obvious, then grain size may be important, and you should not use the saltwater sand.

    Can I use marine sand in a freshwater aquarium?

    28/12/2007· I just got rid of all my old gravel and I'd like to add the pretty white sand to my tank, but all of the sand options say marine on them. Are they still safe to use in my freshwater tank with african cichlids + 2 plecos? Or if not, can anyone recommend any fine grain substrate that would look similar to sand for my tank? I just dont want the chunky, large rocks anymore.

    Can I use live sand for a freshwater aquarium? Yahoo

    06/01/2008· If you cycle the tank before adding fish and use bottled reverse osmosis water, you'll be fine. The water will have a pH of about 7.5 8.0 for the first 2 months and will then drop to about 7.0 7.8 after 2-3 months. Don't use tap water as your primary source with live sand in a freshwater tank until the tank is cycled.

    White Sand For Freshwater Aquarium? Yahoo Answers

    16/06/2009· The sand in the video may be river sand, sometimes called beach sand or it may be silica sand, often called silver sand. Yes, there is sand in the Amazon River. The problem with using sand is, if you use an aquarium vacuum to clean the debris off the bottom it easily gets "sucked" up and it's gone. If you want to you could probably get it at a on-line store.

    can you put live sand in a fresh water tank? Yahoo

    24/09/2012· If you put it in fresh water, anything "alive" on that sand will be killed. In theory, one could culture freshwater live sand (or collect it from a sandy river bottom), but that wouldn't solve the problem of the sand making a big mess in the tank. Sand also tend to compact into a hard mass, and tends to get sucked into filters and damage them

    Could a marine live sand be used for freshwater aquarium

    07/02/2010· No. The pH of the sand is too high for most freshwater fish. You can use any old sand, except for live sand. Get some play sand from Lowes or Home Depot and rinse in thoroughly with hot water. Plus live sand is a waste of money unless you are actually doing a marine tank

    Sand For Freshwater/Tropical Aquarium? Yahoo Answers

    13/02/2010· I Wanna Put Sand Instead Of Gravel For My Freshwater/Tropical Fish Tank, Is It Possible? If So, What Type Of Sand Should I Use That Won't Harm My Fish And Water? I Have A 6 Gallon Fluval Edge Aquarium And It All Ready Has The Filter And Everything Else To Keep The Water Clean. I Just Want To Know What Type Of Sand Should I Use. Should I Use Saltwater/Marrine Sand Or Live Sand That You

    Sand For Freshwater/Tropical Aquarium? Yahoo Answers

    13/02/2010· I Wanna Put Sand Instead Of Gravel For My Freshwater/Tropical Fish Tank, Is It Possible? If So, What Type Of Sand Should I Use That Won't Harm My Fish And Water? I Have A 6 Gallon Fluval Edge Aquarium And It All Ready Has The Filter And Everything Else To Keep The Water Clean. I Just Want To Know What Type Of Sand Should I Use. Should I Use Saltwater/Marrine Sand Or Live Sand That You

    Whats best sand or gravel for a aquarium? Yahoo

    08/04/2009· Whats best sand or gravel for a aquarium? I have cold water fish in a 3ft tank and a external Fluval 405 filter. Answer Save. 10 Answers. Relevance. Anonymous. 1 decade ago. Best answer. Do not use sand, it compacts too much and creates areas that can become anerobic and cause all sorts of problems. They sell a gravel that is very small and similar to sand though large enough to

    Can I use a Aqueon quiteflow power

    12/09/2011· You can use this for a marine tank, but I suggest you use it in conjunction with plenty of good quality live rock. Live rock makes a better biofilter, since it has nitrifying as well as some denitrifying properties--but an HOB comes in handy for trapping particulates in the water column.

    Is Beach Sand safe for my Freshwater fish tank? Yahoo

    08/03/2012· no you can not use beach sand in a freshwater tank you can't even use it in a salt water tank there is no way to clean the pollution and salt from that sand a 50 pound bag of play sand is 5 dollars, that is safe with lots of rinsingbeach sand is not even safe for the freshwater fish or the water chemistry.

    Can you add live rock to a freshwater aquarium? Yahoo

    17/06/2007· RE: Can i use live rock in a freshwater aquarium? i have a 20 gal aquarium that i had saltwater fish in and i had live rock and the sand type stuff that stores use for the marine tanks can i use the live rock and the sand for a freshwater tank i have had the rock out of saltwater for about 5 months if you know how to be able to set up a...

    Can play sand be used in an aquarium? Yahoo Answers

    16/09/2007· Can play sand be used in an aquarium? It will be freshwater, and at the aquarium store here enough sand for my aquarium would be like $40. I know I can get play sand for like $3 for a 40 lb. bag. Thanks! Answer Save. 11 Answers. Relevance. mark g. 1 decade ago. Favorite Answer. hi there i wdnt use it as i have cold water fish and in the book i have they say that you have to use there sand

    Can you use CaribSea Aragonite Seaflor Special Grade

    27/11/2010· Can you use CaribSea Aragonite Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand in a freshwater tank? I've converted my gravel in my freshwater tank to CaribSea Aragonite Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand. I would like to know if it's possible to use this in a freshwater tank and if it's safe to use with Angelfish, guppies, sword tails and a pleco.

    Using sand in a freshwater tropical tank? Yahoo Answers

    29/01/2008· If you have a spot of sand in a gravel desert, your Kuhli will be very confined, and very stressed, and the sand will eventually spread out. Instead, you might want to take the gravel back (or just use it for something else) and use pool filter sand, or even the sand Petco sells (I've used both and the both work great).

    Can i use pool filter sand in my freshwater tank? Yahoo

    04/02/2008· Can i use pool filter sand in my freshwater tank? Answer Save. 2 Answers . Relevance. nosoop4u246. Lv 7. 1 decade ago. Favorite Answer. Absolutely. Just be sure to wash it VERY well before putting it in the tank or you'll have the displeasure of an eternal fog Also, if adding it to a tank already holding water, be sure to turn your filter, or any other water circulating devices, off. Source

    Is there any sand I can use in a saltwater aquarium other

    22/06/2006· You for sure don't want to spend the cash it'd take to do the whole tank w/ live sand. Foster and Smith's sells sand on line. It comes in 8lb bags for about $20 a pop. But the shipping will kill you b/c of the weight. See If your local pet stores have something of the such. Then you can buy a couple of lbs. of live sand, and just use that to seed the rest of the sand.

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    01/01/2010· Live sand is typically sold for saltwater aquariums. If you want to use sand for the oscars, thats fine as long as it is silica based or intended for freshwater use. Live sand is aragonite based which will raise the ph, which is opposite of what you want for oscars.

    Is Beach Sand safe for my Freshwater fish tank? Yahoo

    08/03/2012· Best Answer: no you can not use beach sand in a freshwater tank you can't even use it in a salt water tank there is no way to clean the pollution and salt from that sand a 50 pound bag of play sand is 5 dollars, that is safe with lots of rinsingbeach sand is not even safe for the freshwater

    Sand Vs Gravel In Freshwater tanks? Yahoo Answers

    01/01/2012· I'll be setting up my fish tank again soon within the months and is planning to use sand. Depends how your tank is decorated, but I think white or tan will look good with any tank. To clean it you just use the vacuum hose that you use gravel with, but don't put it in the sand but above it a few inches so it just sucks up the mess.

    Can I used crushed coral in my freshwater community fish

    29/07/2010· I took down my cichlid tank and want to transfer some of my community fish into the tank with crushed coral. I don't want the effort of transfering gravel into the tank. Freshwater fish will include angels, silver dollars and parrot cichlids. Before you disagree with this arrangement, they have all lived peacefully together for many months.

    play sand in a aquarium? Yahoo Answers

    08/03/2009· So if you want to put it in a little tank with some baby Triops, like I am doing, play sand is OK. But if you want it for the bottom of a large long-term aquarium, use a higher grade pool sand (cheap) or pet-store sand (expensive, but available in more colors). Do NOT use marine aquarium (carbonate) sand in a tropical freshwater aquarium

    how can i clean beach sand for use in fresh water tank

    22/01/2010· I live in Hawaii so sand if free every ware however it’s all salt water, I wanted to use the sand from the beach in a fresh water tank, but after I rinsed the salt out I noticed the sand smells like dead and rotting sea life. I want to bleach it but was told bleach will be absorbed by the sand. so my question is how can I clean the sand to were there’s no salt or rotting smell which

    cAn I uSe SaNd In A tAdPoLe AqUaRiUm ? Yahoo

    17/09/2008· cAn I uSe SaNd In A tAdPoLe AqUaRiUm ? Answer Save. 2 Answers. Relevance !Jasmin! 1 decade ago. Best answer. duhhh were do u think tadpoles live in????they live in sandy ponds 0 0 1. phazes. 1 decade ago. Can you quit playing with the text and write so it is readable? If the sand is clean, use it. 0 1 1. Still have questions? Get answers by asking now. Ask question. Trending

    can i use beach sand in my fresh water fish tank Yahoo

    15/07/2007· can i use beach sand in my fresh water fish tank or can i use sand for like stonery like in kids play box? i have a 55 gal fish tank and i going to have fresh water fish but dont know if the sand is good for them or not want to go to a stonery cuz my family owns one and ust get like 20 -30 lbs of sand will that be to fine

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    25/02/2012· i live in Fresno, CA and there is a lake called lost lake but i wonder are those sand okay to use for my fish tank? i really dont have money with me to buy sand and i want to know if those sand from lost lake are okay to use. if so then should i wash it well? and one more question, can we use saltwater sand for freshwater aquarium.

    Is this pool filter sand ok for freshwater Aquarium

    26/09/2010· you really can use either the product you have posted looks pretty good and pool filter sand is used all the time in aquariums when i was looking for white sand for my tank, i was going to get pool sand but i had no way to get 50 pounds of sand home on public transit :O)

 

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