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Re: Sand spam



We have a place called "the Stone Center" where they sell stones and such
for landscaping. They have gravel or sand in different grades washed in 80
lb bags for $ 9.00. Back when Indy had mom and pop fish shops they would buy
their gravel there because it was cheaper and cleaner than what the
wholesalers would sell it for.
Gotta go pick eggs so there will be plenty when you come visit.
as the water changes automatically.

killiman at iquest_net
Al Anderson
317 253 2170
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Perdue" <windamyr at peoplepc_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: Sand spam


> The stuff sold in shops as "marine sand" is a royal pain in the backside,
it
> floats, it's simply awful for ages before it settles. The one type sold by
> Estes that I have in one tank is exactly like pool filter sand, the
> difference is I paid 5.00 for 5 pounds of Estes "beach Sand"(since
> discontinued) and 5.00 for 50 lbs of pool filter sand<G>
>
> Karen
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Thomas" <steve at nixhosting_com>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:19 AM
> Subject: Re: Sand spam
>
>
> > Exactly why I'm converting all my tanks from bare bottoms to sand. I
wish
> to
> > provide my fish with a natural enviroment. That's why I need something
> that
> > settles fast. These tanks are already full of fish. I can't have them
> living
> > in cloudy water for days. I don't want them to die. I had a problem with
> > peat moss and that whole tank of fish died. So now I'm very careful with
> > what I put in.
> >
> > What sand settles instantly and causes no cloudyness? I guess if I have
to
> I
> > will buy sand from a pet store but it will cost a ton. I also am getting
> > into dwarf cichlids. I just got 10 different species the other day. I
want
> > to put sand in with them.
> >
> > I have fresh water beaches around here will that sand work? Although I
> think
> > that sand is all trucked in from salt water beaches. Most fresh water
> > natural beaches are rocky.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chris Browning" <fisher25000 at yahoo_com>
> > To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:09 AM
> > Subject: Re: Sand spam
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Have you ever seen a tank with sand in it? IMHO, sand is far, far more
> > beautiful than any gravel ever will be, especially black sand(pure white
> > gets dirty too easily). I'm in the process of converting almost all my
> tanks
> > to sand substrates(or atleast a mixture of sand and gravel) and I love
the
> > looks of all my tanks with sand. Also, if fish lays eggs in gravel, you
> > can't harvest the eggs, and they are far more likely to lay eggs in sand
> > than gravel(correct, yes?). Sand has many advantages over gravel from
what
> > I've learned. It can be vaccuumed out for cleaning, food sits ontop of
it
> so
> > the fish don't loose it in the crack, it can easily fill in spaces
around
> > caves and plants, and it is much less abrasive on fishes undersides. I
am
> > sure there are other advantages(disadvantages too, but I believe the
> > advantages outweigh the disadvantages), but these are the main ones I
have
> > noticed.
> > >
> > >  unclescott <unclescott at prodigy_net> wrote:> With this sandblasting
sand
> > still require time to settle? I need something
> > > that goes right to the bottom.
> > >
> > > How about gravel? ;)
> > > .....
> > >
> > > --- Steve Thomas wrote:
> > > > Where can I get this sand? All the pool places
> > > > around here are closed for
> > > > the winter.
> > >
> > > > You can find it as sandblasting sand at Lowe's.
> > >
> > > Awww. I was going to suggest the night shift dodging junkyard dogs.
> > > .................
> > >
> > > Obligatory straight stuff:
> > > The gravel about the size of your little finger is especially useful
for
> > > hiding eggs if you are going to pull your breeders and let fry hatch
> out.
> > >
> > > All the best!
> > >
> > > Scott
> > >
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