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Old 08-30-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Shell dwellers and moon sand?

I was wondering if shell dwellers would be OK on the tahitian moon sand by caribsea? I have heard that it is fairly sharp and should not be used with bottom feeders. But i know shell dwellers dig and move the sand around quite a bit.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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I personally would not use sharp substrate for any fish.
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I have no experience with it being sharp, its just what i have heard. Its a widely used substrate.
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Yes, many people use it. But me personally, I would not use a sharp substrate. Even if we didn't have bottom dwellers, I wouldn't use it.
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Understandable.

shelldwellers.com said it is good for shellies. so nvm.
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I don't know if it's sharp or not, but a cheap alternative is play sand. The only thing I have ever heard regarding TMS is how the waste collects at the top and is clearly visible (this member may have been a tad obsessive about the esthetics of the tank). If folks at shelldwellers.com said TMS is good and you really like the way it looks, give it a try.
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I use Sahara Sand, made by Caribsea. As far as I know, the only difference between the two is color (the Sahara Sand is a 50/50 mix of black and white). As far as I'm concerned, it's a perfect substrate for shellies and the only thing I now use.
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