Recent content by anewbie

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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Might also be a difference between canada and us. May very well be that the canadian branch has the stuff and us branch never sold it... don't you love large companies.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Don't know - i contacted quikrete this morning and they told me they never had a dark colour play sand and only have the tan colour play sand so not sure what is going on.... I like the colour of the stuff you have but not sure where to find it.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Is it possible that you purchased their all purpose sand which seems to have a similar colour but is meant for mixing with concrete. It is coarser than their sandbox sand but is the same price. It is labelled all-purpose sand as oppose to premium sand.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    My problem is that if the dark stuff is the premium sand for sand boxes; homedepot and lowes don't list it on their website. They only list the light stuff. Maybe the dark stuff was discontinued or maybe the website isn't listing both products and the stores have it; conversely maybe you...
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Different material used to get the different colour; i doubt they paint the stuff...
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Yea. I checked home-depot and lowes; the package labelled premium (which i presume is safe for sand boxes); is sand colour; i don't see a play sand that is dark grey. My concern is that if you are using the dark grey colour it has a different composition and if i test the sand colour it will...
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Can you link the specific product you use? I have about 11 months before i setup the tank and I can test it in a 5 gallon.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    I frequently get anaerobic condition if the substrate is too fine. I tend to make it approx 2 1/2 to 3 inch deep to support plant roots.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    So for 400 gallon tank you recommend 1 pair of apisto, 4 dicrossus, 14 rams, 40 runny, 40 cardinal, 4 pseudohemidon. I could probably stick in 4 L204 (they are not territorial) and call it a day. There won't be a second tank with geo; i do have a 2nd 400 gallon tank (10 ft long and 3 ft wide)...
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    The substrate is fairly fine; is colour the only issue? I find that if i use a substrate any 'finer' in grain size it create other serious issues. The info provided on caribsea site is: Typical Size: 0.5 – 1.0mm Average Density: 95 pounds per cubic foot -- Also how would you suggest adjusting...
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Most of the pleco mentioned stayed under 6 inches; the gold nugget being the exception. Dropping the winemilleri seems like something that would have to happen.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Yes but where would you trim it ?
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Ok a few more details: First the tank will have GBR (the number of GBR can change); everything else is secondary so if the tank is over stocked the geo will leave before the GBR. 2nd the tank will have a drip system; while the rate is adjustable the current target would be 1.5 gph (or 252...
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    Clown Loach Survey

    I would think i tworks fine to keep 8 clown loaches in a 400 gallon tank; but your statement seems to imply that clown loaches are simply too large for any size tank... or perhaps i misunderstood.
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    Request for feedback on proposed stocking

    Still planning this aquarium - the size is 8x4x21 (8 ft long 4 ft wide 21 inches high): planed tds is around 40 (kh 1 gh 2) and target temp is 82 (80-82 during winter 82-83 during summer); 1.5 gph drip system for water changes. 2 apistogramma lineata or pebas if lineata cannot be found 4...
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