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    Guppies - Wabi-kusa

    Well I want to set up a wabi-kusa ... but have no clues where to start, hope that you guys can help me out here.

    Step 1. ADA 45-F, mini Jebo filter, water R/O + tap

    Step 2. sand from Home depot, beach?
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    I personally havent done one yet but here are some links

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...lots-pics.html

    http://www.aquascapingworld.com/foru...quascapes.html

    http://www.aquascapingworld.com/maga...uascaping.html


    For the sand you can do what I did and get a bag of all purpose sand from homedepot. Its like $3 for 50lbs. I use it in my 9gal and it grows downoi really well.

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    I can't wait to see what you do, I love these
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    Currently no fishies, etc. Only dart frogs.

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    i heard beach sand is no good because of the salt or something.

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    I will get it from home depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc0522 View Post
    i heard beach sand is no good because of the salt or something.
    Plus just imagine with all the people laying on it and the garbage thats in it

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    Got the sand from Home depot $3.38 for 0.5 cu. ft. ... water is cloudy after rinsing it more than 10 minutes. I am going to soak it over night.
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    not sure if paver sand is the right kind. I'm thinking there might be binders/light cement in it? If I'm going to use sand I typically use play sand which is pretty much just sand.
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    omg did i get the wrong one???

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    rinse it out and let it sit and dry. if it hardens up, then it's no good.
    - Steve "...that one guy who's always afk"

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    The paver sand may just be very very fine sand since they use it to level/smooth before bricks. I dont think it has cement in it....but i could be wrong.

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    I love wabi-kusa, i can't wait the progress

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    any idea of what plant you're going to grow emerged yet Lee?

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    I put the sand into the tank and it is cloudy even after pre washing more than 10 times and soaking it over night ... I changed the water 3 times before going to bed, it cleared up a bit in the morning but when I was rearranging the moss its cloudy again; in addition, the larger particles seem to sit on top and the fine particles get in the filter making funny noises. Maybe there is a reason why people spend $30 for the same bag at the fish store. I am thinking it might be easier to wash the salt off the sand at the beaches or just simply go to Nature Aquarium.

    About the plants, I am still looking for the main center plant that will grow emerged and hopefully flower. If you guys can make some recommendations that would be great.
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    I should have showed you a pic of the sand... sorry about that. The stuff I got also took me awhile to rinse.

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    Thanks Neil, its clearing up a little bit now, but moving any plants around is difficult. I googled around I found that a lot of people are using pool sand for aquarium. Maybe i will go check out some pool supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guppies View Post
    Thanks Neil, its clearing up a little bit now, but moving any plants around is difficult. I googled around I found that a lot of people are using pool sand for aquarium. Maybe i will go check out some pool supplies.
    get ada sand!!!!

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    yes !!!! ADA it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by guppies View Post
    yes !!!! ADA it is
    How much sand do you need I have so Orinico sand that has been sitting in my room that was enough to fill up a Mini M like an inch...

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    Neil, that would be enough for me. How much do you want for it? Thanks, L

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