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Hi Guys! been a long time since i posted a question :-)
iam setting up another oscar tank, its a 100gal (60Lx18wx19H)
Got two questions:

How many here use this as a subtrate?
www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/safe-t-sorbtrade%3B-oil-absorbent-40-lb

Tank mates and many can i have? can i put two oscar?

Thanks!
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richardtf wrote: Hi Guys! been a long time since i posted a question :-)
iam setting up another oscar tank, its a 100gal (60Lx18wx19H)
Got two questions:

How many here use this as a subtrate?
www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/safe-t-sorbtrade%3B-oil-absorbent-40-lb

Tank mates and many can i have? can i put two oscar?

Thanks!


I don't know if I would use that stuff as a substrate....we use STZ @ work to clean up messes......I'm pretty sure it would turn to mud, & I don't know if it would be safe for fish. I would recommend just using a thin layer of aquarium gravel (I'm not a sand guy, gets into the filters). I'm not big on using stuff that isn't intended for aquarium use........

100GL? On Oscar & some SD's, or a pleco, or a smaller cichlid, like a Rainbow or some of the Geophagus complex.

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re:Re: safe tsorb

That stuff is a great substrate for planted tanks but I wouldnt use if for an oscar, its great for planted tanks because it has a high ability to suck in and hold nutrients like nitrates, phosphates, potassium to feed plants but as oscar keepers we try to avoid excessive amounts of those
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