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    Hi guys, a much nicer substrate bought and the tank is now cycling.. Want to ask a Q over the quietness.. Its not that's loud but its obvs no longer silent in the room, I happy with this but was just wondering, if I raise the height of the water which will then not create as loud a splashing...
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    Hi gues n girls.. So I've just put all the water in after cleaning and putting in all the okay sand, the sand itswld if extremely fine, almost sludgy when it's wet, still hoping this will be OK for what I will wish to do, water is still murkey and hasn't settled yet, I haven't however started...
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    Thank you for the reassurance.. I will go ahead.. I will defo send some pics soon.
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    I have a more courser inert substrate that the previous owner or the tank, should I think about mixing them together to give a give more room for the roots or am I barking up the wrong tree here?!
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    Hi guys, sorry another Q, as per advice on this thread I chose not to use soil as a substrate and got play sand, want to keep a natural look, I plan on getting it planted but the sand is very very fine, just wondering if the roots will be able to penetrate the sand and spread out! Maybe a silly...
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    Hi guys n girls One more Q, going to start cycling the tank soon and want to give a very very good clean, there are white (what I assume is either limescale or calcium) on the lid of the tank, and around the piping of the filter.. Seems to scrape of pretty easily but to be thorough what's best...
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    Thank you for this. I'm going to go with just sand in this case. (play sand from argos) Much appreciated. I will update as I go along.
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    OK thanks, I think I may follow this advice, would sand then be the best substrate? I have some course pebbly gravel at home already, would it be worth mixing the sand with this.. Also if I down this road, what fertiliser products would you recommend? How's often does the tank need it? Would...
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    No soil at all? I should just fill the tank with a ton of sand then? Should I get course or would fine be OK? What problems do you speak of please? I've bought it now feel inclined to use it but if it genuinely will cause me me loads of issues il of course leave it!
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    Also what would be the consensus on the sand, I've read on here children play sand (significantly cheaper) is OK to use but there's are varying schools of thought.. What would you folk say?
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    Thank you for the welcome and of course il be doing a the fishless cycle, I imagine il have it going for atleast 2 wks prior to any introduction of fish. I've bought some aquarium soil yesterday along with a lovely wood centrepiece that I will boil daily for 5 days, and so my bed will be...
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    Hi all Boight my first (second hand) tank a few days ago, I got a fluval roma 125. The plan is to keep tropical fish. Was sold to me with the Fluval 206 filter amongst a few other bits I'm deciding whether to go planted on non planted, I can see the substarte for planted is quite dear but...
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