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  1. #11

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    Make sure it is 100% ammonia. If you can't find it you can throw in a few fish flakes as they'll break down and release ammonia. Not as accurate by no means but it'll keep things going. As far as the sand is concerned it isn't that bad. Just don't shove the siphon down into the substrate but just skim the top. There are a lot of videos on youtube showing you how to clean sand.
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    ^ What she said. :P
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Get #20 size silica sand or pool filter sand. These are heavier than play sand and don't get sucked up so easily even if you were to siphon to the bottom.

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    You people must have suction from hell in your siphons. I have had play sand in two different tanks and the Python I use for water changes doesn't suck up the sand.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    I agree. My python does not get enough suction to pull up sand. Now when I use the big diameter manual siphon I can suck up sand if not careful.

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    My Python will suck up a bit of my PFS, but not much...I hate it when it happens, too, because the sand tends to jam the shut-off valve
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    Lol.. I don't have one of those fancy pythons but if I ever get that 45g, I would imagine it would come in handy. I didn't get a chance to look for ammonia but I would imagine a hardware store should carry what I'm looking for. I recall reading somewhere on here that you should shake it to make sure it does not bubble? Would a hardware store also carry PFS? I'm getting way ahead of myself.. I don't even have a stand yet. But, I picked up a Timmies on the way home and I'm about to give this vinegar scrub a try. Wish me luck!

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    20g is scrubbed and now I'm going to let it dry. Seems to have worked pretty well but I should be able to tell once it's dry. There is a suction cup that is stuck on the inside of the tank and when I try to pull it off, it starts crumbling.. lol. I will have to figure out something for that.

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    Home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot carry pool filter sand. I don't know if they carry ammonia. In this country Ace hardware carries the right ammonia, not sure about up there. Just Make sure the ammonia you buy does not have any fragrance, detergents, and preferably no surfactants.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    Great! Home Depot we do have but for the ammonia, I will have to look around a bit. Thanks!

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