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Shadow

wich substrate to use.

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Shadow

Hi!

I can't purchase any live sand in my area.

But the manager told me he's gonna give me a small quantity to seed my tank.

so what would be the best substrate?

 

argonite

crushed coral

a mix between them.

 

also, wich substrate size do you recommend?

 

Thanks for all the answers

 

-Shadow

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Mr_Spam

any fine(like beach sand) aragonite or silica sand will do. crushed coral traps detritus and dosn't allow much surface area for organisms to live. aragonite is preferd over silica because it helps the Ca and Alkalinity levals stabalize.

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Shadow

Thanks for the answer!

and since it's only a 10gal, i'll only need one bag of aragonite, this means it won't kill my tank budget ;)

 

-Shadow

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Crakeur

check out ipsf.com for their live sand activator and sandbed critters. Prices are not too bad and they throw in free stuff if you spend a certain amount. They tend to over stock the shipments in general. I have always received more than I ordered.

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