I've Messed Up

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Good night my fellow fish keepers.
I've messed up. My plan were to get geophagus redhead tapajos in my 75G,
But I search 2 fish stores today and couldn't find the sand I need or wanted,so I settle for this one
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It's the National Geographic sand from prtsmart
So my friend helped me moved the tank
I wash the sand and place it in the tank. I started the filter. It's currently on
I'm upset with my self
I don't think my geos will be able to pick up the sand and sift through it
Any ideas what I should do
 

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I use the very same natgeo sand mixed with aragonite and some MPS. My small shell dwellers and other cichlids have no issues with it. My multies have probably moved tons of it at this point
 
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TexasDomer said:
Why wouldn't they be able to use it?
How you
I just figure it's a little to big yo pass through their gills
Tiny_Tanganyikans said:
I use the very same natgeo sand mixed with aragonite and some MPS. My small shell dwellers and other cichlids have no issues with it. My multies have probably moved tons of it at this point
o really. Well that's good to hear. I was worried
 

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Kind of hard to tell from the pic, from what I can see...Maybe it's a flying saucer? Or is it a weather balloon?

As long as the grains are less than a mm or so they should be fine.
 

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Please slow down, As before, you run full speed and then say you messed up.
Slow down, think about it, then execute, you will be happier in the end.
Good Luck.
 
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TwoHedWlf said:
Kind of hard to tell from the pic, from what I can see...Maybe it's a flying saucer? Or is it a weather balloon?

As long as the grains are less than a mm or so they should be fine.
Flying saucer or weather balloon
Huh
James17 said:
Please slow down, As before, you run full speed and then say you messed up.
Slow down, think about it, then execute, you will be happier in the end.
Good Luck.
Ik bro. Smh. It's not good. I need help. Smh I'm making it hardly on myself
I know they will be able to pick it up. I just don't know if it will pass through their gills
You remember me.
Seems like TexasDomer agree with you
 

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You know I'm not blaming you for anything, I just think your life would be much happier if you would slow down, think before you jump, it took me many years to get there myself.
 
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James17 said:
You know I'm not blaming you for anything, I just think your life would be much happier if you would slow down, think before you jump, it took me many years to get there myself.
Thanks. N I know. I'll try my best

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Thanks. We will see. Idk if I should change it now or let them test it out
If they can't pass it through their gill, I'm sure they will spit it out
 
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Really.
What kind of fish you Have

Ok ladies and gentleman. I just came from my lfs and got some fine sand. Maybe too fine lol I like it tho
So my plan was to scoop old sand. Throw it out
Wash my new sand and dump it in my aquarium while the water still in
Good idea or bad idea (draining 75G of water is a lot and my sick isn't the best
Please comment. Asap plez
Thanks
 

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I used a bowl, scooped out the old
then scooped the wet new sand, lowered it into the aquarium slowly and poured it out where I wanted it, worked pretty darned good.
 

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Ilovebarbslol said:
Ok ladies and gentleman. I just came from my lfs and got some fine sand. Maybe too fine lol I like it tho
So my plan was to scoop old sand. Throw it out
Wash my new sand and dump it in my aquarium while the water still in
Good idea or bad idea (draining 75G of water is a lot and my sick isn't the best
Please comment. Asap plez
Thanks
It seemed like most of the members who commented felt like your fish would be just fine with your current sand. It seems like a ton of work to change it all out unless your fish are having a real problem. Have you been able to spend some time observing them?
 
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James17 said:
I used a bowl, scooped out the old
then scooped the wet new sand, lowered it into the aquarium slowly and poured it out where I wanted it, worked pretty darned good.
Thanks a lot bro. Ill do that next hr after I inhale
(Long day at wrk)
EJ_Fresh said:
It seemed like most of the members who commented felt like your fish would be just fine with your current sand. It seems like a ton of work to change it all out unless your fish are having a real problem. Have you been able to spend some time observing them?
Thanks. Lol to bad you didn't comment earlier lol well I don't have no fish in my 75G at the momment but In the 30G I have a threadfin acara and it sift through the sand
 

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The Nat Geo sand you got is fine for the acara. We've already told you this. Switch to a different sand if you wish, but it's unnecessary.

It's a little frustrating for you to continually ask for our opinions and then do the opposite. If you're going to do something anyway, why ask us?
 
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TexasDomer said:
The Nat Geo sand you got is fine for the acara. We've already told you this. Switch to a different sand if you wish, but it's unnecessary.

It's a little frustrating for you to continually ask for our opinions and then do the opposite. If you're going to do something anyway, why ask us?
Well guess what. I'm not keeping the acara!!!!!
Ain't no way they passing that through their gills!!
 

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But it's sand? I don't see why they would have a problem with it. As long as it's sand and not pea gravel, it'll be fine (sorry, there's no way we can tell from your pic the grain size - you provided nothing for scale).

And you're rehoming the acara now? I thought you were moving him to the 75 gal.
 
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Yea I know it's sand but it's not fine sand
N correct the pic weren't good
And no I'm bringing her back even tho she's cool but I'm getting geophagus redhead tapajos
 

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