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Nice tank and great SA cichlid collection. I am trying to set up almost the same tank and stand. I went with the 180 which is wider and shorter I think.

Whats the substrate in the tank? is that pool sand or 3M?
 

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Im not 100% sure but I think that can be bad for rays and earth eaters like the jurapari. Myabe check around.
I got a 100 lbs of it but Im not using it cause I was told it was bad for digging fish>
 

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If it is the same stuff you get at Lordco it is also used for sandblasting and has very sharp edges. That is why it would be harmful to rays and earth eaters.
 

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it is from the pet store . they have in there ray and aro tank
 

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Most of the experienced members on the forum advise against using it. I was talking to J&L Aquatics and they backed it up as well.
I am setting up my 180 gal with eartheaters and plecos so I wanted to make sure. They advised pool sand.
 

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i found pool sand is to course it is hard on there mouth i had it before in other tanks didnt like it
 

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just added some silver skats and geophagus balzannis plus couple knife fish added some aquariam salt . all are doing goood so far
 
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