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changing substrate????

Postby NewTooCichlids » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:14 pm

Okay I have eco complete gravel in my 75 gallon mbuna tank. I am wanting to know if it is possible to make half of it with a sand substrate and leave the other half gravel. Would this be possible, hard or just not a good idea what so ever? Thanks for any help!

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Postby alicem » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:40 pm

Are you moving the eco complete on one side and the sand placed on the other? Front/back?
Mixing it?
I guess I'm wondering what your goal is.
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46G bowfront:Marble Angel,Sunset Platy,ABN
90G:Steatocranus Casuarius,OB Peacock,Congo Tetra,Red Swordtails,ABN
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Postby heartofthesun » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:50 pm

Between the africans moving the sand/rock and you doing vacs, it will be mixed within a month
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Postby Joea » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:51 pm

Sand and gravel never mixes. The sand eventually makes its way down under the gravel and the gravel stays on top. Waste makes its way through the gravel and gets caught between the two, making it incredibly difficult to clean.
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Postby NewTooCichlids » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:53 am

thanks for the replys! I'm just going to buy another 75 gal and this time I'm going to do sand.
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Postby alicem » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:26 pm

Awesome, another tank and another 75 to boot!
That's the way to solve the problem :thumb:
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my tanks are low tech planted:
75G:Pelvicachromis Pulcher,Rainbowfish,ABN
46G bowfront:Marble Angel,Sunset Platy,ABN
90G:Steatocranus Casuarius,OB Peacock,Congo Tetra,Red Swordtails,ABN
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Location: south central Illinois


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