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  1. #1

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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
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    My original idea was to paint the bottom of my new tank with a "sand like substrate", although this may still be possible if it's not I'm considering using a thin layer (1 to 1-1/2") of sand. Since this will be a Discus community tank I will need to keep the substrate extremely clean so I will need a sand substrate that can be easily vacuumed (nothing will be planted into the substrate). I saw something on line called Aqua Quartz sand that looked pretty nice. Does anyone have any experience with this or other suggestions?

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    .... beer.  Hope it was a good one. - fishmommie Happy Birthday!  Enjoy! - jeffs99dime I'll drink to that! - steeler1 Enjoy! - Hardy85 This one's on me... - Slaphppy7 
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    Do you want to keep black? I like this diamond grinding sand. Its also 8 bucks.
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    I wouldn't paint the bottom of the tank unless you painted it black on the outside. A gritty paint sounds hard to clean to me. Sandz had a good idea with the blasting sand.

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    I've heard from several users that they like Aqua Quartz.
    Also, pool filter sand is a good substrate for a discus tank. That's all I ever use, and it's great.

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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Do you want to keep black? I like this diamond grinding sand. Its also 8 bucks.
    I wasn't going black at all on the substrate, I like the look of a natural or off white color more. Sandz, I googled "diamond grinding sand" but not coming up with sand...just grinding tools lol!!
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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    I wouldn't paint the bottom of the tank unless you painted it black on the outside. A gritty paint sounds hard to clean to me. Sandz had a good idea with the blasting sand.
    Yes, I was hoping to paint the outside bottom of the tank, here's my qt I practiced on:



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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by discuspaul View Post
    I've heard from several users that they like Aqua Quartz.
    Also, pool filter sand is a good substrate for a discus tank. That's all I ever use, and it's great.
    Great I was thinking either the Aqua Quartz or like you said pool filter sand. I found this link online about the blasting sand and like the look of the large grain a lot.

    http://www.aquariumslife.com/aquasca...and-substrate/
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    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Merry Christmas buddy! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Merry Christmas Sandz! - Taurus Happy birthday buddy! - KevinVA Happy B-day!! - steeler1 Happy Bday bud!!! - Hardy85 Have a little cake and ..... - fishmommie 
    .... beer.  Hope it was a good one. - fishmommie Happy Birthday!  Enjoy! - jeffs99dime I'll drink to that! - steeler1 Enjoy! - Hardy85 This one's on me... - Slaphppy7 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    I wasn't going black at all on the substrate, I like the look of a natural or off white color more. Sandz, I googled "diamond grinding sand" but not coming up with sand...just grinding tools lol!!
    BRAIN FART! Forgive me im totally multitasking my brain right now. If you just want the offwhite look, the PFS is your best bet. You can sometimes even get white sand.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    BRAIN FART! Forgive me im totally multitasking my brain right now. If you just want the offwhite look, the PFS is your best bet. You can sometimes even get white sand.
    LOL, Sandz you totally crack me up, I think I'm gonna pick up some PFS if the other options don't work out.
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    PFS does the job for me, purely simple and affordable.

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