i just added sand to a tank for the first time yesterday.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Substrates - Gravel, Sand' started by tnfishman35, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. tnfishman35New MemberMember

    i went with play sand as the person i had pick it up got it instead of the PFS.It came clean rather quickly to my suprise and i added it to a 30 gallon tank.It looks good but i also added a aqueon quiet flow 30 filter and there are now dips and hills on the side of th tank where the filter is.any help or ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    You could gently rake it off using a fork or something like that. Or leave it that way for a natural look.
  3. oscardudeValued MemberMember

    You could.make a baffle and attach it to the out flow.
  4. tnfishman35New MemberMember

    it seems to keep doing it like the water outake is stiring the sand i put some driftwood in front and seems to have helped it some.
  5. carolo43Valued MemberMember

    Put a rock or a piece of slate in that area. It will give something for the flow to bounce off from rather than the substrate. Even a piece of driftwood will help. You don't want the filters sucking up the sand.
  6. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    I wrapped some stocking around my intake tubes to prevent the sand from getting sucked up into the impellers.
  7. scarlett4410Valued MemberMember

    I actually kinda like it , when the sands moved around it looks like waves.
  8. tnfishman35New MemberMember

    thanks for the suggestions i will see what i can do.