which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

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which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:10 am

i have 3X2X2 (foot) aquarium, i dont want to plant plants in all places in my aquarium, so which type of sand or other substrate should i use to fill this vacant places,should i use coral sand/or marine sand,pl guide me, i am begineer,
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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:27 am

First of all you are most welcome in the world of planted tank.

Please clear your tank size 3X2X2 foot or inch.

No place of marine sand or coral sand or any other calcium leaching item in a planted tank.
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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:49 pm

sorry its foot, so what should i use

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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:53 pm

hirakjyoti wrote:sorry its foot, so what should i use


You can use white sand or golden sand as decorative sand.
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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:01 pm

there is any product of ADA of white sand or any trusted online shoping site and actual product name of white sand which i can order, actualy i live in rural area so online is acceptable for me

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:07 pm

hirakjyoti wrote:there is any product of ADA of white sand or any trusted online shoping site and actual product name of white sand which i can order, actualy i live in rural area so online is acceptable for me


From where are you? You can contact to Partha (memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=143) for decorative sand. ADA sands are very expensive.
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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:45 am

I would suggest to read a proper plantation method.

Filling sand where you dont want to plant as not actually practical way to go for a "SEMI-Planted tank". Rather you use a bottom fertile layer then put a 1/2inch of sand on that.
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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:23 am

pl tell me what are the proper procidure for making "semi plant tank",what are the meterial should be requre for making that, and pl give me any address in kolkata or siliguri of west bengal where i get all of this

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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:43 am

What is semi planted tank ?? R u referring to low tech set up ?? Open area in planted tank can b covered with simple construction sand ,,,,,,, they dont look that bad and i am currently using them in my low tech set ups ,,,,,,, if u want to go for some sand with white texture for decorating purpose then Partha can help u ,,,,, i have seen his collection and its really good and worth the value

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Re: which type sand use at vacant place in plant aquarium

Unread postby sushant » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:23 pm

pinaki_pal wrote:What is semi planted tank ?? R u referring to low tech set up ?? Open area in planted tank can b covered with simple construction sand ,,,,,,, they dont look that bad and i am currently using them in my low tech set ups ,,,,,,, if u want to go for some sand with white texture for decorating purpose then Partha can help u ,,,,, i have seen his collection and its really good and worth the value

Partha has one of the best collection of aquarium sand suitable for planted tank. a cheaper alternative would b to use Golden sand.
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