Change To Sand

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Alan0823, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Alan0823

    Alan0823Valued MemberMember

    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.
  2. MrBryan723

    MrBryan723Well Known MemberMember

    If you want harder water it can be. It's common in saltwater but not as much so in freshwater.
  3. OP

    Alan0823Valued MemberMember

    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.
  4. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

    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?
  5. kallililly1973

    kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    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.