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Old 07-04-2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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Question fuge substrate

I have a 6ish gallon fuge under my tank and was wondering what kind of substrate i should go with.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:33 AM   #2
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Ecosystem Miracle Mud was my choice. There's nothing else even close in my opinion. It's a little pricey, but worth it.

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I've ready many times that Miracle Mud isn't anything special. A few of the veterans on here have used it and didn't see any differences, one even found pieces of red brick in the mud (leading him to believe it was from someone's backyard). The conclusion in previous threads was to not waste money on it. A DSB will work just fine.
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don't even bother using a DSB in a 6 gallon fuge, you will see no benefits to it, unless your fuge section is 36x12 there is no point to it
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:20 AM   #5
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good call, I forgot he mentioned how small it was
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just stick with LR and LR rubble with micro algaes and if you want just sprinkle 1/2" of sand for a bit of extra filtration
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Thanks I wasn't really thinking dsb for the same reason you mentioned but miracle mud was definately one of my options since I had never used it before. Ill probably go with the thin substrate and rocks unless someone else has a reason why I shouldn't.
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I have the miracle mud with a layer of sand over top of it. If given another chance I would not do miracle mud again. Dont see where it accomplished anything.
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Thanks. Anyone have any ideas against using crushed coral as a fuge substrate cause I have about 30 pounds of it that I have left over from when I setup a cichlid fry tank about 3 years ago.
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The only problem with CC is if any food gets down there and gets under the CC it will be a nitrate factory. I would use sand and put a few nassirus snails down there.
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