Love my fish and I am upgrading to a 90 gallon with wet/dry sump eith bio balls and sponge filter ( lower tank for sum is 30 gallon) and beautiful set up.
I currently have two large blood red parrots 6 years old in 46 gallon tank with bio wheel and rock substrate. I keep an extra clean tank and change water frequently. I just want it to be a good adjustment.
OK, So I bought 150 pounds of pool filter sand and took out my fish and put it in there, there was no easy way too, so i just dumped it in. Well, that was last night and now I still have a cloudy mess. can't see through it at all. I thought it would clear up. My canister and sponge filters are still on, should I turn them off for a while? will this clear? could I do a massive water change? The sand is at the bottom, it is just very very murky like it died the water.... now i have a 125 gallon pond :( HELP
I started my aquarist hobby 6 mo ago.
I have several tanks but only One with sand for my BP.
Q is what kind Of filter is best for sand? I have a aqueon Bio wheel which I had to replace several times due to sand getting sucked up when fish stir it up(1x added water w/o shutting off filter-Big mistake!!)It immediate kills the motor for good!
I will be getting bigger tank eventually and want the right system.
I remedied my prob by adding fish net over filter but I am always having to remove and clean silt off it - great way for my BP to attack his enemy -my hand- on a reg basis!
i have 50 gallon tank with 3 parrot fish and 2 hummerheads. i want to add gravels (pebbles) in my tank. can i add the gravels while my fish is inside the tank? any suggestions? THANKS!
I am going to get some sand for my tank. Does anyone know which is best? Any particular color seem to be better?
Hello there we have two freshwater parrots susie q we have had for about eight months and blue for about a month and a half been having algae problems as of lately wondering about changing their gravel to sand would that be a wise decision and also would it hurt them or our snails or the algae eater that doesn"t seem to be much of a help it seems the algae only grows on the rocks that i'm not to sure if i should be using either it' s white marble chips, something we had just laying around we boiled and rinsed them but still very unsure if there any good for the fish
I am thinking about adding sand to my aquarium with my BP's. I need some suggestion's as to add this to the tank that already has gravel in it. Also should I remove the fish so I do not stress them. I just changed my 10G with 4 guppies to sand and the water is still cloudy a bit. Maybe it will be cleared by tomorrow morning. Any help with this is great. And yes the sand is drained of all the dirt floating on top. But I didn't do it as long for my 10G so maybe that is why it is still cloudy a bit.
Hey so It pretty much settled yesterday (the sand) I decided to put the
filter on and it pretty much got rid of the tiny particles in the water
not fully but it is much improved. I think I will have to lol dust the
fake plants and re decorate. So lessons learned, if you are changing
from gravel to sand with an already cycled tank I would put the sand in
first make sure you rinse the sand even if your lfs says not to worry.
Put the sand in your tank wait 2 days then put the filter on the 3rd
day then after that decorate. lol Any who hope this helps new sand
Hi I am new to this forum. First off my name is Noelle and I have a BP currently in a quarantine tank getting better from a case of ick. I decided while she was getting better to do some remodeling in her tank. I switched from gravel to sand last night using about four 5lb bags of silica sand for a 30gal tank. When doing this I shut down my tank completely having my filters off. When I was done with this project I knew the water was going to be cloudy but thought that maybe by the morning it would be pretty normal. I didnt put the filter back on ever since putting the sand in the tank.