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So i found pool filter sand to use for the 90. this brand is different than what i already have, and it was MUCH cleaner - only took a few minutes to wash clean. i put it in without taking the water or fish out - just turned off the filters.

the sand saga is over!
 

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Jaysee, I rather enjoyed listening to your drama with sand... it's like watching the season finale of a show that isn't airing next year....

maybe you'll have more problems =)
 
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When I asked if they had pool filter sand, I then asked to see it (wanted to see the color). He asked why, to which I said I was looking for a particular color. He again asked why, so I said I'm using it in a fish tank instead of gravel. He said he did not recommend it, to which I said "oh, well then that's not what I'll be using it for"
 
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Okay, I put in 75 lbs of PFS this afternoon, put all the decor in place and transferred the 4 pictus cats tonight.

I put the sand in without removing the water or the fish. I turned off the filters. Then I filled a pitcher with washed sand and put the whole pitcher in and poured it out just over the bottom. Then I turned the filters back on. It was pretty easy

BTW, anyone attempting to add sand (or gravel) to a filled tank - YOU MUST REMOVE WATER as you add the substrate, one for one.
 

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Thanks, my Girlfriend picked the theme. We watched a documentary on it to get inspiration

So it's been almost 5 hours and the pictus cats have not ventured to the opposite side of the tank yet. They've branched out from the corner to occupy half the tank. One just made it to the other end as I was typing the last sentance. I'm surprised they're this shy - the only other fish are 2 gf.
 
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When I asked if they had pool filter sand, I then asked to see it (wanted to see the color). He asked why, to which I said I was looking for a particular color. He again asked why, so I said I'm using it in a fish tank instead of gravel. He said he did not recommend it, to which I said "oh, well then that's not what I'll be using it for"
Interesting isn't it? You never know what reaction you'll get. When I got mine, the guy had no idea that it could be used in fish tanks, and was very interested in learning all about it. So of course I got on my portable soap box and taught him!
 
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current stock is 2 gf and 4 pictus. the tank will also house a BGK and boesmani rainbows. its a grow out tank - when the time comes ill be upgrading to a 6 (or 8 ) foot tank.

Oh, and my GF wants hatchets
 
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