silica sand and african cichlids

silica sand and african cichlids

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  • AQUATIC SILICA SAND Sea Life Center

    Mineralogical and Biologically complete Eco-Complete maintains the high pH that African Cichlids need while helping to resist pH drops associated with Cichlid systems, eliminating the constant addition of chemicals It buffers automatically for the life of the aquarium and ,...

  • Sand, Silica a rectangular aquarium calculator

    Sand, Silica weighs 1 538 kg/m³ 960142 lb/ft³ , and the lower rectangle is known as the base of the tank The rectangular aquarium gravel calculator allows you to specify the length l and width w of the base rectangle, and desired height h of a selected ,...

  • CaribSea African Cichlid Mix Aquarium Substrate

    CaribSea African Cichlid Mix Aquarium Substrate substrates can help recreate a variety of environments The natural colors of all the Cichlid Mixes encourage the ,...

  • Silica sand same as pool filter sand?

    Is Silica sand the same as pool filter sand or does pool filter sand just have Silica in it? , Silica sand same as pool filter sand? , cichlids is the place for cichlid enthusiast to share their dedication, expand their knowledge, and do what they love ....

  • The Best Cichlid Substrates

    Apr 04, 2016 0183 32 The best cichlid substrates and gravels will also have a finer, silty nature Cichlids love to dig, cave and filter through the substrate Using aragonite sands or finely crushed corals is highly recommended for cichlids Below we discus some popular and commercially available cichlid ,...

  • Cichlid Tanks Sandblasting Sand

    Jul 08, 2009 0183 32 Canister filters are a better option for tanks with sand and, as cichlids tend to be messy fish, you will need the better filtration they provide I don t know what area you live in, but if you have a Menards nearby they sell a phenomenal sand simply labled Silica Sand that is a very light color almost white and is very smooth grained...

  • Good Sand For Sifting Cichlids Freshwater Substrates ,

    Dec 07, 2013 0183 32 Good Sand For Sifting Cichlids 159420 - in Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand forum - Hello Fishlorians I m on a mad hunt for some safe sand for sand sifting cichlids I read they like to take it on their mouths and....

  • Quikrete 50 lb Pool Filter Sand

    Quikrete 50 lb Pool Filter Sand is a properly graded and dried sand It is designed to be used in swimming pool filtration systems This pool filter sand also features a tan color...

  • pool filter sand warning MonsterFishKeepers

    Feb 22, 2008 0183 32 I m not sure where the idea that silica sand is dangerous to a reef tank came from, but typically silica sand is 990-999 SiO2 depending on the source and grade , which is about the exact same chemical composition as the glass of your aquarium...

  • Gravel Vs Sand for cichlids? Yahoo Answers

    Oct 17, 2009 0183 32 I have a fish tank with 5 yellow cichlids, I have gravel in my tank now but I heard sand is better for cichlids What sand is best to use?Is normal sandbox sand good or do I need a special kind? Also when doing a water change, do I need to vacuum it? I heard you dont need to but how else can you get the fish poop and stuff out of it?what are some pros and cons of each?...

  • Sand For Cichlids?? My Aquarium Club

    Well it is a type of silica sand, which is often related to extra diatom growth, the brown yucky stuff , Looks like you have african cichlids, they do really well with aragonite sand, which acts as a buffer and increases the hardness of the water A benefit for the rift lake cichlids reply 3 Mzjai...

  • Sand as a Superior Substrate Advanced Aquarium Concepts

    Sand as a substrate has many advantages over gravel Sand is more natural, easier to clean, and looks much better Sand is Much More Natural than Gravel Almost all the fish we keep in aquariums are from waters that naturally have a flow much lower than would allow gravel as a substrate Most will have a substrate of sand, some even silt or mud which we can t have in an aquarium...

  • does silica sand effect pH???? by curtis miller cichlids

    does silica sand effect pH???? , with r/o right or similar I dont know about silica sand, but new gravel usually has a coating of carbonates, which will increase pH until it has all dissolved , cichlids is the place for cichlid enthusiast to share their dedication, expand their knowledge, and do what they love Community...

  • Black Sand For Cichlids, Which To Go For? Tropical Fish ,

    Dec 05, 2011 0183 32 Sand blasting stuff may be silica sand , have tried it a couple of times, the white stuff turned green eventually and was so light the tank looked liked a snow globe at times I have used silica made by a company called Roman Gravel, , play sand and Caribsea cichlid sand, ....

  • Black Diamond Medium Blasting Abrasives

    Black Diamond Medium Blasting Abrasives is rated 40 out of 5 by 58 Rated 4 out of 5 by Kkupka93 from Great product I bought 3 bags 2 months ago and use it in my dish tank for substrate It works really well and looks like black sand in my fish tank, only down size was it took a while to rinse the dust out Other than that 10/10 Date ....

  • African cichlid update black sand substrate

    Nov 09, 2015 0183 32 So finally got some black sand in place and it looks really nice Caribsea black Tahitian moon One thing I forgot to mention is that the sand needs to be thoroughly washed before use...

  • Sand for Discus tank

    Jul 13, 2010 0183 32 one of my most successful planted tanks has 1 of potting soil and 1 of silica sand, and the tank is completely full of plants actually need to weed it out something chronic Live in the UK? Interested In Cichlids?? , The Cichlid Room Companion forum All times are UTC 01 00...

  • What is Silica Sand?

    Silica Sand is quartz that over time, through the work of water and wind, has been broken down into tiny granul Commercial Silica Sand is widely used as a proppant by companies involved in oil and natural gas recovery in conventional and unconventional resource plays The resource is also used in industrial processing to make everyday...

  • can i use black charcoal sand for my cichlid aquarium ,

    Aug 13, 2009 0183 32 i have a community of African cichlids in my 20 gallon tanksomeone told me that if u use Black Tahitian Moon Sand in it the color pigments of my cichlids will glow much betteri am using white silica sand and experiencing fading of color situation mostly in Malawi blue onso want to switch to black moon sandthe issue is that this sand is not available in my country so can i use black ....

  • African Cichlid Sand, Stones and Gravel for a Healthier ,

    African Cichlid Sand, Gravel and Stones by Pure Water Pebbles® Great for freshwater aquariums, helps maintain proper pH and reduces harmful nitrate...

  • Crushed Coral or Sand ????For African Setup

    Dec 24, 2009 0183 32 I like the Eco Complete cichlid substrate -- both the coarser crushed coral and the sand Right now, I have a tank with the sand, mixed with Tahitian Moon Sand I have no idea what the LFS would be saying about crushed coral I had it for two years in a tank and it never changed color I also used lace rock and Texas holey rock...

  • Oolitic Sand, MonsterFishKeepers

    Dec 30, 2016 0183 32 The seller of the sand filter is pushing Oolitic Sand Media as being better in the fluidized sand filter, claiming that Oolitic Sand is an excellent choice for Marine, African Cichlid, Livebearer, and even goldfish aquariums as well as Koi Ponds...

  • black silica sand good cichlid

    Sand substrate and African Cichlids Archive - , Good luck with picking sand , Play sand is not necessarily silica sand, , I ll add more black sand to the mix to increase the depth and darken it a bit more Live Chat 100 lb Silica Sand-5201004095 - The Home Depot Find the 100 lb Silica Sand 5201004095, , uniformity and consistency and ideal ....

  • Cichlids Sand???? Question Freshwater Substrates ,

    Aug 20, 2008 0183 32 We use a mix of Size 2 silica sand which you can a huge bag, like 40kgs at a hardware store for 10 with beach rocks about the size of your thumb nail It what we use in all of our cichlid tanks If you want to color it up a bit put some colored gravel in with the silica Personally I like the natural tones much better...

  • Best Cichlid Bottom I ve ever seen Freshwater Substrates ,

    Mar 20, 2010 0183 32 Best Cichlid Bottom I ve ever seen 66379 - in Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand forum - I have a new 55 gallon i want to set up, just wanted to get some thought on what the best substrate to use for it I like the look of....

  • Pool filter sand

    Feb 14, 2019 0183 32 The Cichlid Room Companion forum Maintenance Filtration Pool filter sand Discussion about cichlid tank filtration , filter sand Post by Jshakour » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3 41 am I have been noticing in one of my tanks that has pool filter sand, the sand at the bottom of the tank it turning blackish gray , I like a thick layer of silica sand ....

  • Is pool filter sand safe for Cichlids?

    Mar 03, 2012 0183 32 Sand is great Gives fish like shellies and tropheus whom like to sift though the sand or dig pits to spawn The only draw back is the sand gets into the filter and will eventually works its way to the impeller and grind it down causing you to fine another impeller...