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|Subject: Am I ok to use Coral Sand Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:44 am|| |
In a bristlenose tank?
Its my breeding tank, with no other fish but bns
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|Subject: Re: Am I ok to use Coral Sand Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:10 pm|| |
I can't see why not. I use a mix of aquarium sand with a bimonthly top up of coral sand (about a cupful). Helps to replace sand lost while vacuuming and also acts as a buffer against pH changes. I know of several fishkeepers who purely use coral sand.
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|Subject: Re: Am I ok to use Coral Sand Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:56 pm|| |
yes its ok to use but you will need to keep an eye on the ph as it will buffer the water and new sand will take about a week before you get a propper reading
i use coral gravel in most my tanks my water comes out the tap at about 6.2 to 6.4 when useing coral it stays around ph7 thats with bogwood in the tank though
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|Subject: Re: Am I ok to use Coral Sand Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:44 am|| |
Keep an eye on your ph. Mine don't seem to like to breed in the higher ranges (around 7.8-
At 7 they go for gold. Well, they did, but I had to get shot of them. i simply don't have enough space for so many babies!
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