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Old 03-28-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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Best substrate for a fuge???

I am setting up a fuge for my tank and I want to know what is best. I've heard that some people use mud instead of sand?? What do you all recomend? Thanks!


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Old 03-29-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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I myself use argonite sand. You want to have at least a 4" sandbed for the nitrification process. I have never used mud since I am still fairly new to this. Hopefully someone with experience with mud will reply. HTH

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Old 03-29-2005, 12:55 AM   #3
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I'm setting up my fuge next week with a 4 inch sand bed and lr rubble. I'm not familiar with the mud set up but all the really nice tanks I have seen were using a dsb.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:31 AM   #4
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yea im gonna set up a 20g and make it into a refugium and use some south down sand i got at home depot and have a DSB with a bunch of LRubble and some cheato.
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