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    source for ph neutral white sand

    Is that "ESV Aquarium Products, Inc"?
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    source for ph neutral white sand

    I will do that - thanks!
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    source for ph neutral white sand

    The hi ph causes the decorations color to fade out fairly quickly. I am making a fake reef, it uses fresh water but fake corals, it looks really cool and almost no maintenance and expense. Its in a 29 gal tank. I have a 75 gallon that took a big hit from an anemone that hid and died on me and i...
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    source for ph neutral white sand

    I am building a fake aquarium and i need some pure white sugar sand that is ph neutral. Nothing will be alive in this tank, so keep that in in mind. Aragonite is out because it tends to raise ph quite a bit. All the sand i have found so far that is ph neutral is a light egg shell color, I'd...
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    White Sugar Sand source?

    fishgate: I wish i was there in Pensacola, I'm only looking for a pound or two. Just enough to do a light covering in my small 29 gallon tank ( a BioCube ) billdogg: I dont care about the composition as long as its a nice pure sugar white with fine grains. I'll check HD and Lowes here locally...
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    White Sugar Sand source?

    oh, and I forgot, it does not need to be live sand, in fact dead sand is preferred
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    White Sugar Sand source?

    Where can i buy pure white sugar sand? Not tan or eggshell, but really pure white like household sugar. I've tried 3 times online only to receive some light tan stuff they call white - which it is not. I need only about 5 lbs or so. TIA
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    creating a fake reef tank

    I have a 30 gallon fish tank with fresh water that was thoroughly nuked with bleach and then water changed a couple of days later . It has fake corals to make it look like a reef tank. There is no life, no living things in the tank. No skimmer and minimal circulation but it does have floss...
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    source of mixing station barrells?

    No Ranch and Home near me, but I checked their online store and nothing..
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    source of mixing station barrells?

    Hi, I'm looking for 100 gallon (or more) mixing station barrels at reasonable prices, most reasonably priced stuff i have found nails you on shipping. Any pointers on where to look? Google hasn't been much help
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    salt water propagation

    Suppose you have a 40 gallon bucket and a 50 foot 1/2 id inch hose hooked to it. Now suppose the hose and bucket are full of RO/DI water only - no salt. Then you mix up your 35ppt salt in the bucket. The question is, will the water in the hose stay as RO/DI water or will the saltwater in the...
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    Need help with water noise problem

    My overflow is just a piece of 1.25" PVC pipe in an upside down U that came with the tank This pdf I found pretty well shows what it looks like (although mine is a different brand - its the same thing) search google for "Corner Flo Plumbing Tips"
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    Need help with water noise problem

    I think my return descends about 2 inches below the water level, maybe that's it Pretty tough to post a pic of my overflow piping as the important parts are hidden in either the corner flow part of the tank or below the water line in the sump
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    Need help with water noise problem

    When i restart my return pump after its been off, sometimes I get a lot of gurgling and other times things just come up quiet. The gurgling goes away in as little as a few minutes or more often can take 5 or 6 hours, but in every case, if i wait long enough things quiet down and go back to...
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    Filter socks washed with detergent and fabric softener

    For me, I'd rather get new filter socks than say later on that "well, i saved 15 dollars but it destroyed by tank"
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