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Old 04-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Is this substrate good?

Low in my other thread I said I had big aragonite, which was very poorly worded. It's not cc, it looks like this. Would a stingray be ok with this? It doesn't seen to be sharp at all.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Heres an actual picture FROM the tank. This is for a Cortez stingray. Ok, or finer sand?
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any info? I wish I would've posted pics before, would've been so much more useful.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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looks a bit course. Do you have the sand grain specs? How many mm's etc? A buddy of mine used oolite aragonite sand from caribsea with good success on his stringray tank. I've got it in my tank as well and the sugar sized grains pass well through my 2 goby's gills.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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No I don't. I bought it awhile ago. It doesn't look sharp though. Looks like rounded edges. I'll try to find the specs. What would you say is the max mm size for a stingray? It also really disnt look like it would cut, it's pretty soft. My bird wrasse always burrows himself in it and my old horseshoe crab never had any trouble. Same with nassarius snails. I just don't wanna risk killing my tank with noxious sand fumes. Lol
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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It looks pretty fine to me. I have never owned a stingray, but that looks like the type of sand i see stingrays in at the beaches by my house. lol just my opinion.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:19 PM   #7
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That's what I was thinking. I mean, the sand in the ocean isn't sugar sized lol. I think I found it. I think caribsea makes 2 aragonites on marine depot and mine is the bigger one. I believe it is 1.25-1.95 mm grain size. That would be fine, right? No pun intended lol
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:23 PM   #8
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I just looked closely at the sand. Some are a little bigger ( like 1 mm larger) but are rounded. Most are about that size, and a lot are smaller. I think it'll work, right?
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
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My buddy switched from the larger grain to the smaller grain after he noticed some scratches on the underside belly of his rays. Up to you though. Maybe go with what you have and change if you notice anything bad happening?
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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Ya that sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the help!!!!!
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