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Hi, fish forum room will sand with calcium in it can be used in a fish tank? I didn't read something before I purchased it.
 

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If you want harder water it can be. It's common in saltwater but not as much so in freshwater.
 
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MrBryan723 said:
If you want harder water it can be. It's common in saltwater but not as much so in freshwater.
Well I didn't want that hard of water my pH is 7.6 my high range pH is 7.8 no ammonia no nitrites, no nitrates.
 

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Alan0823 said:
Well I didn't want that hard of water my pH is 7.6 my high range pH is 7.8 no ammonia no nitrites, no nitrates.
You should be fine with the new sand with calcium. It will make your water a bit harder, but your fish shouldn't mind and your inverts will definitely appreciate the extra calcium. Just make sure to rinse well before using it (like with any sand).
Edit: also, "change to sand" makes it sound like your tank is already running with fish etc, but you say you have 0/0/0 for your parameters. Are you cycled?
 

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It doesn't appear your tsnk is cycled yet seeing there are no nitrates yet. Regular pool filter sand or black diamond blasting sand or play sand will be a better option if you don't want any water parameter swings.
 

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