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02-05-2003, 01:51 AM
For Africans what type of substrate should i have? Sand?

02-05-2003, 02:12 AM
depends on what kind of fish you have...if u jsut have malawi fish, small gravel will do fine. if u have tanganyikan fish, i would go with the sand.

02-05-2003, 06:31 PM
I am using sand for my 75 tang. It works well, and the trick to vacuuming it is lifting the vacuum just above the sand so it doesn't suck it down, but it takes the mulm out. And rinse it many more times that you think is necessary, I've had bad experiences washing sand, it takes forever, and it never gets completely clean, and if you get lazy, your aquarium water will turn orange.