[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Index by Month]

Re: [AGA Member] Sandy Substrates for Bottom Dwellers

If you look back at some of the older aquarium books like the original Innes 
Encyclopedia of Tropical Fish, you will note that sand was used in just about 
all of the aqauriums.

An old neighbor of mine used to keep planted tanks with a layer of soil on 
the tank bottom, topped with a layer of sand to keep soil down.

Most playground type sand is composed of silicates which should not alter the 
pH of the aquarium. Do not use aragonite sand found in your local LFS. This 
will alter your pH higher.


Scott Robins

--- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts ---
  text/plain (text body -- kept)
 To unsubscribe from this list, please send mail to majordomo@thekrib.com
 with "Unsubscribe aga-member" in the body of the message.  Archives of
 this list can be found at http://lists.thekrib.com/aga-member/