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Old 03-18-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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40lbs of Marco rocks coarse aragonite

I just finished cleaning up 80 lbs of the coarse aragonite substrate from marco rocks. Overall I'm not disappointed with it as it's about what I was expecting. It seems to be approximately a 50 / 50 mix by volume of different grades of sand. Half is approximately equivalent to the Caribsea Special grade aragonite while the other half is a mix of the equivalent to fiji pink and oolite. I don't have a fine enough screen to separate out the smaller stuff so I can't really find out more specifically what it is.

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Ok I'm a little confused what/why you are doing...
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:22 AM   #3
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Ok I'm a little confused what/why you are doing...
It's a cheaper aragonite $29 at marco rocks for $40 with free shipping. I went with the coarse grade because personally I don't like the oolite sand and fiji pink is a pita to find. I posted because the posts are few and far between on google about this without anyone ever taking the time to detail anything about it.

I am also about to set up my new 90g reef tank and wanted some substrate for it.
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Ohhhh ok got it! Sorry! Been sick for the past few days and still on cold meds...
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Ohhhh ok got it! Sorry! Been sick for the past few days and still on cold meds...
That's okay! I know the feeling.. right now I'm working on another all nighter so I can get school stuff done before work. My brain is officially goo at this point Just taking a minute between all that for my aquariums
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Alright, that's an interesting way to get substrate...
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Alright, that's an interesting way to get substrate...
It is? I just bought a big box of ungraded aragonite and washed it using a strainer I keep handy. It had a secondary effect of screening the finer stuff out while cleaning.
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Oh... Sorry I misinterpreted the information. Oops. I thought you had ordered all the sand to just get one of the textures in it... I apologies.
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