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  1. #11

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    How about making them a sand box?

    I've not come across it before, but I have wondered if putting something like a 12" square, 1.5" deep container, sunken into the gravel and filled with sand, in a 55 gallon or bigger tank would work. I'd be able to arrange the plants around this.

    (At the time was looking at possibly getting some Kuhli Loaches, and I know they like sand.)

    Anyone know of reasons this wouldn't work?
    Planted 37 gallon, driftwood - BN, Glowlight Tetra, Pygmy Cory, Otos, Amano shrimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodgeman
    How about making them a sand box?

    I've not come across it before, but I have wondered if putting something like a 12" square, 1.5" deep container, sunken into the gravel and filled with sand, in a 55 gallon or bigger tank would work. I'd be able to arrange the plants around this.

    (At the time was looking at possibly getting some Kuhli Loaches, and I know they like sand.)

    Anyone know of reasons this wouldn't work?
    I did that one time and it did work for a while until I did a complete substrate change from gravel to all sand. The sand did keep getting mixed with the gravel though so it was not an ideal situation.

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    I thought about the sandbox type idea for my setup. I use eco complete and all the larger pieces settle on top so when i get my corys i want something soft for them. I was thinking about taking the corner where my driftwood is and making that corner all sand. I can let you know how it goes if you want.
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    yeah def. let me know how it goes. im assuming eventually it will be as king fisher said, it will slowly get mixed in just from wear and tear.

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    eh it wouldn't bother me any. i mean its not like it stays all nice and neat in nature lol.
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    http://www.aquariumplants.com/Freshw...trate_p/ss.htm

    I use this in 3 of my tanks. Black looks really nice but like all planted tank substrates, it's dusty for a day or so. I also have the amazon. 5 gallons does a 55 very well.

    My corys tear all over the place with no problem.

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    I have a thin layer of sands currently. Sand and gravel don't mix well unless your tank is segmented internally.
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