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arag-alive dust harmful?


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Alright, so I was stubborn and went ahead and bought CC because it was cheaper, but the problem is as of now i have my LR, a hermit, and a snail in the tank right now. So I was wondering if the dust that inevitably comes of of the substrate would be harmful to any of the above. Right now I don't have any means to remove the hermit and crab to another tank, but i could get one if ablolutely necessary.

 

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ben

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It isn't good for them, but it probably won't hurt them too horribly bad. I think that you would have to be more worried about burying them when you put the sand it. Arag-alive is really dusty, and it can tank a day or two to settle out. When it did finally settle in my tank, there was a fairly thick layer of dust covering all of my live rock so I rinsed them off with the old tank water from a water change.

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I dont understand what youre saying, youre asking a question about Arag-alive but you said you used crushed coral? The dust in the sand wont hurt your animals. Might make your corals close up until it clears though.

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You should be fine. The problems that could arise due to CC far outweigh any risk that would be taken upon a hermit and a snail from the dust storm. Plus, it gets pretty dusty during a big storm in the ocean, so the organisms can most likely handle it(hermits and snails are really hardy for the most part as well)

 

just my 0.02$

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your araga-dust should settle down and eventually dissolve into solution. just think of it as a heavy dose of araga-milk or purple-up. basically the same concept.

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