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Old 12-05-2003, 12:43 AM   #1
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CC or DSB?

I would like to get some comments on what type of substrate to use. Crushed Coral or Sand?
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Also, what are the pros and cons of each?
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crushed coral will have to be vaccumed when you do water changes as it traps detitus which is why i went with sand plus the sand looks better to me
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OK, yes, the less work the better. Now... what type of sand could i use?
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Southdown play sand (available at Home Depot) for the base and live sand (not the stuff in plastic bags from your LFS, but real live sand from somewhere like www.livingrocks.com) on top.
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:06 AM   #6
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I think Bearfan meant www.liverocks.com as the link. They have pretty goo deals on LS.
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Isn't with the sand, you would still have the detris and you would stillneed to vaccum lightly to get rid of it?
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DOH! www.liverocks.com is correct. I am fortunate the livingrocks wasn't an inappropriate site.
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Is there a brand name that I could go by when looking for the live sand? What should I be looking for. Also, I live in eastern Canada and im not sure if any of the stores around here carry Southdown, is there a place I could order it or do anyone know of a good substitute. I have some sand here from when I had a fresh water, one bag of fine and one bag of medium, is that any good?
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I don't recommend the live sand in the bags. I think it is pretty bunk. I would order from www.liverocks.com for the good stuff. Even with shipping, it's less than my LFS charges for live sand.
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