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  1. Default Bolivian Ram Substrate?

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    Has anyone here at AC used Black-diamond sandblasting sand successfully with Bolivian Rams?

    *I've researched and found little. After researching Bolivians, I'm not sure the black-diamond sand is a good idea.
    That's bad cause Ive already set-up tank and ready to cycle.

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    I don't know if this helps but i have black sand, not Black-diamond sandblasting sand with GBR and i Don't think i have a problem. and I have seen tanks with discus and rams with sand sub-strait.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:

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    What exactly are you using for substrate (product name)? Is it quartz or slag? GBR's sift sand like Bolivians.? I only seen mention of Bolivians needing 'soft', sandy substrate.
    Both do have 'geophagus' (earth-eater) in name, but I saw no mention of GBRams needing soft sand.

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    pRED what brand do i use? Petco black sand. My corys like it and the GBR also he will pick at it at times but when you drop a sinking shrimp pellet he gose chaseing it all over. Now that said i has to do wirh spawing. And how they might prepair a site. But not for sure.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:

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    For more replies from keepers of Bolivian rams. Thx.

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    For my GBR's I use Shirakura Red Bee Sand. This is a small baked clay substrate which keeps the water soft and acidic. Primarily used for freshwater shrimp but I found it keeps parameters nice for my GBR. I would imagine it would be good for bolivians too.

    I believe GBR's and bolivians do like to sift through sand but it's not essential.
    Last edited by Aiden123; 05-03-2014 at 12:31 AM.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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