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    sorry guys I realise that you've all blown me down about using coral sand, but I was asking as ive seen others using play sand etc on here and wondered whether it may also be suitable, but have heeded what you have said about it not being and wont use it

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    You can use pool filter sand if you want a substrate as it is inert and won't alter your water parameters. You just have to ensure you wash it thoroughly!

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    Just from the way it sounds, I woulld assume that coral sand would only be appropriate for salt water tanks. I don't KNOW, lol. It just sounds like it.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    It is, it's crushed coral which raises the pH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojosodope View Post
    You can use pool filter sand if you want a substrate as it is inert and won't alter your water parameters. You just have to ensure you wash it thoroughly!
    Thanks for that, and worth bearing in mind for the future, but right now im quite liking the idea of a tank with nothing on the bottom

    Thanks Guys for all your input

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandyK View Post
    Just from the way it sounds, I woulld assume that coral sand would only be appropriate for salt water tanks. I don't KNOW, lol. It just sounds like it.
    No, some African cichlid keepers also use the stuff. It's crushed coral (I don't even dare to look into the environmental impact of that) and therefore constantly releases calcium into the water. Net effect, liquid rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojosodope View Post
    It is, it's crushed coral which raises the pH.
    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    No, some African cichlid keepers also use the stuff. It's crushed coral (I don't even dare to look into the environmental impact of that) and therefore constantly releases calcium into the water. Net effect, liquid rock!
    Both true & I really should have stated it more accurately, Thanks
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