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    Completely clueless newbie

    After pouring through a large number of forum's many people said they'd kept Corys on black sand for years without issue so went went with a fine black silica sand
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Update, Filter sprang a full blown leak from 2 places yesterday afternoon so sand and filter are being delivered today
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    Fluval 206 leaking

    Thank you I'll strip it tomorrow and check it all
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    Fluval 206 leaking

    No i didn't, I only removed the aquastop from the unit
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    Fluval 206 leaking

    Hi all, After a maintenance clean of my fluval 206 external filter I appear to have 2 leaks, one from around the main seal/right hand side handle And the second from the aquastop valve, I'll attach pictures so you can see Leaks
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Thanks for the filter info, it's developed a small leak recently so I'm considering to upgrade it anyway is there any sand in particular for Cory's? There's so much conflicting information
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    Best Sand For Corydoras?

    Is there any particular sand for Cory's or is it all OK, some information leans towards silica but I've read silica can cause issues in itself
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Ok so it's a complete sand and water change, that's what I wanted to clarify as I read not more than 40%change thanks
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Ok I'm slightly confused, just to clarify, I'm using the tank water for keeping the fish outside of the tank, I'm getting rid of all the sand and the rest of the tank water, refilling the tank with 'tap safe (or equivalent) water' then slowly transitioning the water in the fish bucket to the new...
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    Completely clueless newbie

    I just did the first filter clean and water change in probably 18 months if not more, we had 4 corydoras but this one has outlived them all, we have a single pleco and somewhere we may still have an assassin snail in the sand i actually wanted rid of the tank after all the guppies died off but...
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Thank you, I shall buy myself a rather large bucket, in this case is it better to remove and replace the bed and if so what would you suggest? I've read silica (?) sand is the best for corydoras Also should I save and reuse as much tank water as possible? Many thanks
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Hi we started with a small tank that had these two fish in, we progressed to this tank (aqua one 850.165l I believe) a good 7/8 years ago. the pleco and cory have out lived everything in the tank, the sand is honestly just absolutely awful, there's literally and blacky-green band around the...
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    Completely clueless newbie

    Hi everyone, I have just 'acquired' our fish tank, after serious neglect from the hubby, due to lack of time, now there's a few things I want to do/sort and the first is i want rid of the disgusting looking sand at the bottom of the tank, just to add the only fish left are a pleco and a...
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