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Cyphotilapia Aquascaping Discussion of rocks, substrates and tank decor.


View Poll Results: Which Substrate Do You Use In Your Tank(s)
Sand 44 83.02%
Gravel 6 11.32%
None 2 3.77%
Other 1 1.89%
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:49 PM
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I've heard that as well. Thats why I use crushed coral in my filters bagged up as well as over 60lbs worth of different rock including limestone(holey rock).
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:08 AM
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I've had fish tanks for over 30 years and always had gravel with under gravel filters and always had fish deaths. Always wanted frontosas but didn't want to take the risk with something that expensive. Well a couple of years ago I switched to pool sand and my fish were thriving. I now have 17 fronts and huge parrot fish and now angelfish that are thriving. No more fish deaths. Can't remember the last time I lost one. Sand is much much cleaner!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:23 AM
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Good to know,I've had sand before but this is my first time using PFS. So far,so good.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:26 PM
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I have one bare tank at present as I'm trying to get rid of a trumpet snail infestation. The only way is a strip down probably but I've reduced them hugely without substrate. otherwise, play sand is my norm. I have black sand in my pim tank to get them darker (it has worked well).
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:52 AM
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I have sand in mine. They love sifting through it, as others have said.They also seem to like getting a mouthful, swimming up above another front and spitting it out all over them. I don't know if its on purpose, but it's funny to watch.
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Yea same here,I enjoy watching that.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:13 AM
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I use a combination or coal slag alone or with Argonite / crushed shells mix, in display tanks.

try not to go to fine on sand as I have had some FX5 impellers chewed up from sand getting into filter assembly.

Breeding tanks are bare bottomed with a few large rocks,, easier to power feed fry and sift off uneaten food.
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:15 AM
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sand all the way...have used aragonite but recently bought a 50lb bag of pool filter sand and WOW!!! It was like $10 and so easy and clean...unfortunately they don't make it in colors...but why would they ...maybe one day carribe sea or someone will create a pfs with some color to sell to us crazy people
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Hahaha! That would be nice!
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