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Pool Filter Sand as substrate?

Postby Hugo Liang » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:40 pm

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Postby Fred Goodall » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:30 am

Hi Hugo :welcome:

I guess any fine sand that one stirs up at least weekly to prevent "compacting" to extent that the sand gets "hard" and seals out O2 rich water would work well and be termed "safer".... IF stirred up weekly at the least. Color of the sand is more for us than for the fish or for being authentic as most of Brazil's waters that are home to discus seem to have substrate rich in iron... thus are red -brown. Pool filter sand is now popular as a suggested substrate due to it be rather uniform in size, well "washed" and being "pH stable" for use in swimming pools where a stable pH helps retain the Chlorine needed to keep the water "safe" for use. Just make sure the sand you get is NOT including Chlorine or "pH buffers".
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Postby Fred Goodall » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:47 am

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Postby Hugo Liang » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:48 pm

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Postby Fred Goodall » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:37 am

Hi Hugo :welcome:

You are welcome.

I do :nono: not :nono: know everything... I just have experienced a lot and researched a lot. When I started in the aquarium hobby there was only very old information and methods... and LFS's controlled what you could find out... if they did not carry / stock magazines or books on the hobby you actually opereated in a 'vacuum' regarding accurate information. I mean, even today you can find a lot of "crap" information geared / slanted / provided to just have you keeping your fish alive long enough to feel "good" about buying them and the equipment from a particular "source"... but NOT to have the fish live so long as to prevent you being "a regular customer" ( spending more often than you actually need to ). So... having found out factual information... we share it... the idea is to help a person be independent and successful :thumbsup: :wink: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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