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Daniel
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)8:12    Post subject: Cleaning Sand Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I was considering getting sand as the substrate for my 30g cichlid tank when I get it started, but one major question came to mind... How do I clean it? I mean I can't use my little suction tube dealy because it would just take up the sand right???..

Thanks for any help Smile
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Steve Hampton
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Location: Jacksonville, FL

PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)5:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use sand in many of my planted tanks and always include MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails) to "stir" the sand. The snails tank waste down into the substrate where it's further broken down and becomes plant food. As long as you don't overfeed, the snail population won't grow too large. A good indication of overfeeding is a noticeable population explosion of snails.
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Daniel
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)18:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah so thats why my guppy tank has had a snail explosion.. O.o that Will need fixing
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