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  1. Where is the ADA store on the way to the Coop? I probably should not ask or know as it will give me another place to spend more money!! Lol
  2. Thank you for your response. I guess I can just give the cichlid substrate a try and test the water and see. If I need to replace it after awhile I guess that’s okay. I would rather try a different substrate that can buffer instead of using chemicals because I think that is a losing battle. I have high GH coming from the tap but lower KH and I have always worried about a ph crash if I don’t buffer the water a little. I am just getting tired of mesh bags with crushed coral in my tanks. Lol
  3. I have used the hang on backs for crushed coral but want to get rid of them. I like the idea of adding CC to the sponge filter but I don’t think it would be enough to make a difference. I appreciate the comment about the cichlid sand not lasting. I wonder if another type if cichlid substrate would work like CaribSea Eco-Complete African Cichlid Zack Black Substrate? It says it maintains a high ph for cichlids but I have not read anything or heard of anyone using it like crushed coral. I am just tired of mesh bags and like black substrate the best and want something I can add to my already black substrate to buffer the water.
  4. The phone case is cool! Where did it come from. Happy B Day!!!
  5. I would like to buffer my water with something else besides crushed coral. In most tanks I have a mesh bag with crushed coral because I don’t want to mix it with my black substrate. Is there any type of black crushed coral or will a dark Cichlid type substrate work. I have a lot of guppies and plants with black diamond blasting sand and would like something black just to add to the tanks for buffering. I know you can add it to hang on the back filters but I want to get away from those and just use my sponge filters. Any advice would be great. Thanks
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